A.P. Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997-Ragging in Educational Institutions-Instructions-issued-Reg.

Sub:- TECHNICAL EDUCATION - A.P. Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997 -

Prevention and prohibition of ragging in Educational Institutions-

Certain instructions on action to be taken - Issued - Reg.

Ref:- 1. A.P.Prohibition of RaggingAct, 1997 (Act26 of 19971.


  1. G.O.Ms.No.67, Higher Education (EC) Dept., Dt: 3L.8.2OO2.


  2. Recommendations of R.K.Raghavan Committee constituted by




Hon'ble Supreme Court of India,


  1. Judgment in CA No.887l2OO9 of the Honble Supreme Court of



India.

The attention of the Principals of all the Polytechnics under the

control of this Department is invited to the subject cited and in view of the

commencement of the class-work for the academic year- 2017-18; the following

instructions are issued to prevent the incidents of ragging in the institutions.

o The Head of all the Institutions shall strictly follow the rules issued in

G.O 2'a cited and provisions of The Act 26 of 1997, lstcited, especially at

the beginning of the academic year.

o Specific attention is drawn to the statutory provision that if the Head or

Manager of Institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner

specified under Section 6 (1) of the A. P. Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997,

under Section 7 of the Act, such person shall be deemed to have abetted

the offence and shall be punished with the punishment provided for the

offence.

o As per Rule (6) of the Rules issued in G.O.Ms.No.67, Higher Education

(EC) Department, dated: 37.8.2OO2, if the institutions fail to curb

raggrng, the funding agency shall consider stoppage of financial

assistance and the university shall consider disaffiliating the institution.

The Heads of Educational institutions or senior faculty member shotrld

make surprise visits to the students'hostels, especially in the evening

hours, to check incidents of ragging. If they notice ragging during such

surprise checks, they should initiate immediate deterrent action against

the offenders who indulge in ragging under Section (6) of the Act and also

file police complaint for prosecution of the offender.

The Heads of Educational Institutions shall take the following steps to

prevent ragging:


  1. Strict implementation of Anti Ragging Act of A.P. 1997 .


  2. Constitution of Committees including student & Parent Committees.


  3. Installation of Complaint Box in the Campus.


  4. Entry through single gate into the Polytechnics.


  5. Evacuation of unauthorized boarders.


  6. To publicize and to create awareness on anti-ragging TOLL FREE




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Further some of the major recommendations of Sri R. K.

Raghavan Committee constituted by the Supreme Court of India on measures

to be taken for prevention of ragging in Educational Institutions are furnished

herewith for taking necessary action.

o Each student taking admission in the College must furnish signed

annual undertaking at the beginning of every academic year stating that

he is aware of the relevant instructions/ regulations against ragging as

well as punishments that may follow acts of ragging.

o Each institution must compulsorily incorporate in its admission

prospectus about the definition of ragging and the directives issued by

the Government / various courts to prevent and stop ragging and the

punishment that are prescribed for an offence of ragging so as to

sensitize the students and the parents in this regard.

. Meaningful advertisement and campaign should be undertaken by the

State Government and Educational Institutions through the various

newspapers and electronic media, posters, handouts etc., drawing

attention to the concerned about the ban in respect of ragging and

publicizing its potential evils. Apart from the above educational

institutions may hold multi-pronged campaigns through Audio Visual

aids, counseling sessions, workshops poster making competitions etc., to

bring home the message about ragging as social evil.

o Fresher's Day in educational institutions should be held within a

fortnight from the beginning of the academic session.

o Educational Institutions may engage professional counselors for seeking

assistance at the time of admissions to counsel freshers' and seniors and emphasize the importance of developing camaraderie.

The anti-ragging committee and squad should be activated, especially at

the beginning of the academic session.

It is mandatory for the institution, where the incident of ragging is

reported to file a First Information Report (F.I.R.) before the local police

authorities. Such reports should also be made to the Civil Authorities

and Higher Police authorities for taking necessary action in the matter-

Hostel Wardens must be issued mobile phones by institutions and the

details of the telephone numbers widely circulated amongst students.

similarly, action should be taken in respect of every important

functionary such as Heads of institutions, faculty members or Anti-

ragging Committee, District and sub-Divisional authorities, District and

Sub-Divisional Civil and Police authorities , local police stations etc as

the case may be.

A committee may be constituted at College level with efficient teaching

faculty f non-teaching to prevent ragging and to maintain discipline in

the campus. It is also advised to appoint a committee and take the

opinion/suggestions of one or more eminent psychiatrists /

psychologists / educationalists to eradicate ragging.

Directions to be followed as envisaged in the Judgment in cA No.

887 /2OO9 of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.

Further, it is informed that the anti-ragging provisions

(L), (2), and (a) above are available on the Department website

cited in ref

and can be

accessed through: http://dteap.nic.in

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