Janki Devi Memorial College recently held elections for Students’ Union, academic year 2016-2017.
The Union has four posts – President, Vice President, General Secretary and Treasurer. The election week saw some very enthusiastic campaigning.
As in a democracy, the elections process for the Students’ Union comprises of a series of steps. Nominations are filed, core teams for each candidate formed, agendas released, campaigns carried out and secret ballots cast. This time it was quite different in the case of Janki Devi Memorial College. JDMC for the first time conducted its election through e-voting on August 10th,2016. What used to take an entire day was over in a couple of hours and the results were declared on the spot. It was a paper free election, what could be more eco-friendly!
The results were- Simran Gupta: President, Parul Chauhan: Vice President, Payal Chauhan: General Secretary and Zhiwa Dechan: Treasurer. Besides the elected union there is an extended union too where candidates face a grilling interview. The formal handing over will be held on August 17th, 2016 where all the elected and extended members will take the oath to fulfill their responsibilities.