Published: 06th March 2018
HRD ministry asks for monthly report of ragging complaints from educational institutes
The educational institutions will also have to report to the HRD ministry the closure of any complaint and the reason behind the move
Ragging complaints, their status and the satisfaction of the complainant's parents will all have to be reported to the Human Resources Development (HRD) by any educational institute, it was announced on Tuesday. The HRD ministry has ordered for this to be done on a monthly basis.
This decision was taken at a recent meeting to review the anti-ragging initiatives and programmes which were attended by officials from HRD Ministry and regulatory bodies such as University Grants Commission (UGC), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAGR), Indian Nursing Council (INC) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
"All the reported/resolved/active cases will have to be reported on a monthly basis to HRD Ministry. Closing complaints, reasons for closure along with the satisfaction level of the student/parent/guardian will also have to be mentioned in the report," said a senior HRD official.
The regulatory bodies overseeing the anti-ragging committees will also have to share complete year-wise details of funds allocated and spent on anti-ragging media campaigns. A committee appointed by the Supreme Court, under the chairmanship of Professor Mohan Rao, to conduct a "Psychosocial Study of Ragging in Selected Educational Institutions in India" had said in its report that as many as 40% students face some form of ragging on campus but less than 9% cases are reported.