Guwahati: In view of the tragic road accident in Guwahati’s Jalukbari, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday asked Education department for instituting a high-level enquiry committee to enquire into the circumstances in which seven students of Assam Engineering College lost their lives.
It may be noted that till the enquiry is completed and the report is examined by the government, the Principal AEC, Jalukbari and the Superintendent of the concerned hostel to which the ill-fated students belonged, would be asked to go on leave.
The CM also asked the Education department to constitute a committee to look into the present system of election in colleges and universities and report regarding the need for reviewing the system in the wake of frequent clashes during the pre and post election period amongst the student community.
Furthermore, to prevent recurrence of any incident which is potentially life threatening to the student community, CM Sarma also asked the Education department to constitute another committee to strengthen discipline, rules and regulations in hostels of education institutions.
As per official, the committee will also look into strict enforcement of, in and out time of hostels, complete prohibition of alcohol etc. in hostel campuses and hostels and prohibition of extended stay of ex borders of hostels.
The committee will also recommend ways for the promotion of healthy community life within the hostels, official added.