UGC Anti Ragging Regulations : Abstract
AS PER UGC REGULATIONS ON CURBING THE MENACE OF RAGGING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, 2009. To help students and parents benefit from the 24 page tedious regulations document, SAVE has provided the gist and the summary of the document below. SAVE recommends all the freshers and their parents to go through this page in detail, and file RTIs even before (or after) the joining to ensure that the college has fully complied with the Anti-Ragging measures, and has a safe environment. Some sample RTI applications are posted at SAVE’s website www.No2Ragging.Org
ANTI-RAGGING COMMITTEE and ANTI-RAGGING SQUAD :
12. Anti-Ragging Committee to be nominated and headed by the Head of the institution, and consisting of representatives of civil and police administration, local media, Non Government Organizations involved in youth activities, representatives of faculty members, representatives of parents, representatives of students belonging to the freshers' category etc.
13. Duty of the Anti-Ragging Committee to ensure compliance with the provisions of these Regulations.
14 Anti-Ragging Squad to be nominated by the Head of the Institution for maintaining vigil, oversight and patrolling functions and shall remain mobile, alert and active at all times.
15. Anti-Ragging Squad to make surprise raids on hostels.
16. Discreet random surveys to be conducted amongst the freshers every fortnight during the first three months.
17. The Heads of institutions affiliated to a University or a constituent of the University to submit a weekly report on the status of compliance with Anti-Ragging measures and a monthly report on such status thereafter, to the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
18. The Vice Chancellor of each University to submit fortnightly reports, including those of the Monitoring Cell on Ragging in case of an affiliating university, to the State Level Monitoring Cell.
COMPLAINT OF RAGGING :
19. First Information Report (FIR) to be filed within twenty four hours of receipt of such information or complaint of ragging, with the police and local authorities.
20. Head of the institution to forthwith report the incident of ragging to the District Level Anti-Ragging Committee and the Nodal officer.
21. institution shall also continue with its own enquiry and remedial action to be completed with-in seven days.
The University Grants Commission hereby makes the following Regulations…..
1.3 They shall apply to all the institutions coming within the definition of a University ….. , and to all institutions deemed to be a university …., to all other higher educational institutions, or elements of such universities or institutions, including its departments, constituent units and all the premises, whether being academic, residential, playgrounds, canteen, or other such premises of such universities, deemed universities and higher educational institutions, whether located within the campus or outside, and to all means of transportation of students, whether public or private, accessed by students for the pursuit of studies in such universities, deemed universities and higher educational institutions.
3. What constitutes Ragging.- (Please See the original act, link is at the end)
d) “Commission” means the University Grants Commission…
f) “District Level Anti-Ragging Committee” means the Committee, headed by the District Magistrate…
i) “Institution” means a higher educational institution …. imparting higher education beyond 12 years of schooling leading to… a degree (graduate, postgraduate and/or higher level) and/or to a university diploma.
k) “State Level Monitoring Cell” means the body constituted by the State Government for the control and elimination of ragging in institutions within the jurisdiction of the State.