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Rules & Regulations for Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging

The All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi vide its Notification no. 37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009 dated 25-03-2009 has taken a very serious view of ragging incidences in educational institutions and on Directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide its Order dated 16.5.2007 has ordered strict implementation of following rules & regulations for Prevention and prohibition of Ragging in technical Institutions.

Various Types of Ragging

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has, inter-alia, mentioned the following types of ragging:-

1. Ragging  has  several  aspects  with,  among  others,  psychological,  social, political, economic, cultural, and academic dimensions.

2. Any act that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of a student should be considered with in the academics related aspect of ragging; similarly, exploiting the services of a junior student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of seniors is also an aspect of academics related ragging prevalent in many institutions, particularly in the technical institutions.

3. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a junior student by senior students should be considered an aspect of ragging for ragging economic dimensions.

4. Any  act  of  physical  abuse  including  all  variants  of  it:  sexual  abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestured, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person can be put in the category of ragging with criminal dimensions.

5. Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, snail-mails, blogs, public insults should be considered with in the psychological aspects of ragging.                      This aspect would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to others; the absence of preparing ‘freshers’ in the run up to their admission to higher education and life in hostels also can be ascribed as a psychological aspect of ragging – coping skills in interaction with seniors or strangers can be imparted by parents as well.  Any act that affects the mental health and self- confidence of students also can be described in terms of the psychological aspects of ragging.

6. The human rights perspective of ragging involves the injury caused to the fundamental right to human dignity through humiliation heaped on junior students by seniors; often resulting in the extreme step of suicide by the victims.

Actions to be taken against students for indulging and abetting in Ragging in technical institutions Universities including Deemed to be University imparting technical education:-

1. The punishment to be meted out to the persons indulged in ragging has to be exemplary and justifiably harsh to act as a deterrent against recurrence of such incidents. The students who are found to be indulged in ragging should be debarred from taking admission in any technical institution in India.

2. Every single incident of ragging a First Information Report (FIR) must be filed without exception by the institutional authorities with the local police authorities.

3. Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging  Committee  of  the  institution,  the  possible  punishments  for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following.

(i)        Cancellation of admission
(ii)       Suspension from attending classes
(iii)      Withholding/withdrawing scholarship/fellowship and other benefits
(iv)      Debarring    from   appearing   in   any   test/examination   or    other evaluation process
(v)        Withholding results
(vi)      Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
(vii)     Suspension/expulsion from the hostel
(viii)     Rustication  from  the  institution  for  period  ranging  from  1  to  4 semesters
(ix)       Expulsion  from  the  institution  and  consequent  debarring  from admission to any other institution.
(x)        Fine of Rupees 25,000/-
(xi)       Collective punishment: when the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment as a deterrent to ensure community pressure on the potential raggers.

4.     The institutional authority shall intimate the incidents of ragging occurred in their premises along with actions taken to the Council immediately after occurrence of such incident and inform the status of the case from time to time.

5.     Courts should make an effort to ensure that cases involving ragging are taken up on priority basis to send the correct message that ragging is not only to be discouraged but also to be dealt with sternness.

 
ANTI RAGGING COMMITTEES 2012-2013

 

Squad No: I

a)       D.Srinivasa Rao                                 : Mechanical Engg. Dept.
b)       G.Narendra Babu                               : MBA Dept.
c)       P.Nageswara Rao                               : MCA Dept.

Squad No: II

a)       P.Venkateswara Rao                         : Mechanical Engg. Dept.
b)       Ch.Ravi                                              : Humanities & Science Dept.
c)       T.Swamy Prasad                                : MBA Dept.

Squad No: III

a)       B.Satish                                             : ECE Dept.
b)       M.Laxman Babu                                 : EEE Dept.
C)      Venkateswarlu                                   : CSE Dept.

Squad No: IV

a)       L.Tanuj Kumar                                   : Humanities & Science Dept.
b)       S.Suresh                                            : CSE Dept.
c)       R.Veera Prasad                                 : Humanities & Science Dept.

Squad No: V

a)       C.Laxmi                                             : ECE Dept.
b)       Ch.Vanitha Kumari                            : CSE Dept.
c)       Surekha                                             : ECE Dept.

Note:- The attention of the above mentioned squads is invited to take all necessary actions to prevent any incident of ragging not only in the campus but also outside the campus, such as canteen, messes, residential quarters private hostels etc. as per the Provisions of Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act 1997 (Act 26 of 1997 and G.O.M.S.No.62, Higher Education Dept.(EC-2) dt.31.08.2002 and G.O.Ms.No.19 dt.8th March 2010).

The Committee will meet once in a month generally and on any day based on the requirement.

 
 
Punishments for Ragging:
S.NO
NATURE OF RAGGING
PUNISHMENT

1.

Teasing, Embarrassing and Humiliating
Imprisonment upto 6 months or fine upto Rs.1,000/- or Both

2.

Assaulting or using criminal force or Criminal Intimidation
Imprisonment upto 1 year or fine upto Rs.2,000/- or Both

3.

Worngfully restraining or Confining or Causing Hurt
Imprisonment upto 2 years or fine upto Rs.5,000/- or Both

4.

Causing grievous Hurt, Kidnapping or Rape or Commiting unnatural Offence
Imprisonment upto 5 years or fine upto Rs.10,000/-

5.

Causing Death or Abetting Suicide
Imprisonment upto 10 years or fine upto Rs.50,000/-
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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