The Executive Council of the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) bow down to the students outfits and decided to hold elections for the Students Central Association (SCA) on August 23. The polls would be held under the supervision of a state-level monitoring committee constituted for the task.

The Executive Council held meeting under Vice-Chancellor ADN Bajpai to deliberate on the contentious issue of holding student polls in the HPU as well as its 98 affiliated colleges all over the state. The state-level monitoring committee, with a term of one year will keep a strict vigil on the activities of the student outfits before and after the polls.

However Council warned students that if violence breaks out, the SCA polls would be cancelled immediately. It has also been decided to hold student polls strictly as per recommendations of the Lyngdoh committee. The elections will be held without any disruption of classes or any other academic activities by the student outfits.