Law School In Kolkata May Ask Its Employees To Spy On 'Subversive' Relatives

There are rules on marriages too.

16/09/2016 3:33 PM IST | Updated 16/09/2016 5:13 PM IST
NUJS has come up with a bizarre set of draft rules for its employees.

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), considered to be a premier institute of legal education has come up with a bizarre set of draft rules for its employees.

Among them are-- You need to rat on your relatives if they indulge in "subversive" activities and prevent them from acting against the government.

In fact, they have rules on marriages too. According to the draft rules, if you intend to marry a foreigner, you need to let the university first know about it.

The set of 78 draft rules have been circulated to the faculty.

Rule 42 states that no employee shall "make any statement of fact or opinion which has the effect of an adverse criticism of any current or recent policy or action of the University". It also bans employees from "editing or management of any newspaper or periodical publication or electronic media." This rule could restrict publications on Facebook too.

The NUJS employees are also expected, under the draft rules, to act as spies on any family members who are subversive of the Government or the University. However, what is 'subversive' is not explained.

"It shall be the duty of every employee to prevent any member of his family from taking part in, subscribing in aid of, or assisting in any other manner any movement or activity which is, or tends directly or indirectly to be, subversive of the Government or the University as by law established and where an employee is unable to prevent a member of his familyfrom taking part in, or subscribing in aid of or assisting in any other manner, any such movement or activity,he shall make a report to that effect to the University," it notes.

V-C Professor P Ishwara Bhat told The Indian Express, "This is just a draft. It is being discussed at various levels. It will be implemented only after thorough discussions and approval."

You can read the entire document here.

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