Anti Ragging Measures as Notified in part III section 4 of the Gazette of India on 03.08.09 & NMC Notification No NMC-34(1)/2009-medi/25453 dt 03.08.09 is being followed/implemented by us
Ragging includes the following:-
Any conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of harassing, teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.
Measures for prevention of ragging at the institution level :
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The advertisement for admissions shall clearly mention that ragging is totally banned/prohibited in the Medical College/Institution and anyone found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging is liable to be punished appropriately.
The brochure of admission/instruction booklet for candidates shall print in block letters these Regulations in ful: (including Annexures).
The ‘Prospectus’ and other admission related documents shall incorporate all directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and / or the Central or State Governments as applicable, so that the candidates and their parents/guardians are sensitized in respect of the prohibition and consequences of ragging.
A Brochure or booklet/leaflet shall be distributed to each student at the beginning of each academic session for obtaining undertaking not to indulge or abet ragging and shall contain the blueprint of prevention and methods of redress.
The application form for admission/enrolment shall have a printed undertaking, preferably both in English/Hindi and in one of the regional languages known to the institution and the applicant (English version given in Annexure I, Part I), to be filled up and signed by the candidate to the effect that he/she is aware of the law regarding prohibition of ragging as well as the punishments, and to the effect that he/she has not been expelled and/or debarred from admission by any institution and the he/she, if found guilty of the offence of ragging and/or abetting ragging, is liable to be punished appropriately.
The application form shall also contain a printed undertaking, preferably both in English/Hindi and in one of the regional languages known to the institution and the parent/guardian of the applicant to the effect that he/she is also aware of the law in this regard and agrees to abide by the punishment meted out to his/her ward in case the latter is found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging.
A database shall be created out of affidavits affirmed by each student and his/her parents/guardians stored electronically, and shall contain the details of each student. The database shall also function as a record of ragging complaints received.
The application for admission shall be accompanied by a document in the form of the School Leaving Certificate/transfer Certificate/migration Certificate/Character Certificate which shall include a report on the behavioral pattern of the applicant, so that the institution can thereafter keep intense watch upon a student who has a negative entry in this regard.
A student seeking admission to the hostel shall have to submit additional undertaking in the form of Annexure I (both Parts) along with his/her application for hostel accommodation.
At the commencement of the academic session the Head of the Institution shall convene and address a meeting of various functionaries/agencies/like Wardens, representatives of students, parents/guardians, faculty, district administration including police, to discuss the measures to be taken to prevent ragging in the Institution and steps to be taken to identity the offenders and punish them suitably.
To make the community at large and the students in particular aware of the dehumanizing effect of ragging and the approach of the institution towards those indulging in ragging, big posters (preferably multicolored with different colours for the provisions of law, punishments etc) shall be prominently displayed on all Notice Boards of all departments, hostels and other buildings as well as at vulnerable places, Some of such posters shall be of permanent nature in certain vulnerable places.
Apart from placing posters mentioned in sub-clause(9) above at strategic places, the Medical College/Institution shall undertake measures for extensive publicity against ragging by means of audio/visual aids, by holding counseling sessions, workshops, painting and design competitions among students and other methods as it deems fit.
The Medical College/Institution/University shall request the media to give adequate publicity to the law prohibiting ragging and the negative aspects of ragging and the institution’s resolve to ban ragging and punish those found guilty without fear or favour.
The Medical College/Institution/University shall identify, properly illuminate and man all vulnerable locations.
The Medical College/Institution/University shall tighten security in its premises, especially at the vulnerable places. If necessary, intense policing shall be resorted to at such points at odd hours during the early months of the academic session.
The Medical College/Institution/University shall utilize the vacation period before the start of the new academic year to launch wide publicity campaign against ragging through posters, leaflets, seminars, street plays, etc.
Punishable ingredients of Ragging :
- Abetment of ragging;
- Criminal conspiracy to rag;
- Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging;
- Public nuisance created during ragging;
- Violation of decency and morals through ragging;
- Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt,
- Wrongful restraint;
- Wrongful confinement;
- Use of criminal force;
- Assault as well as sexual offences or even unnatural offences;
- Criminal trespass;
- Offences against property;
- Criminal intimidation;
- Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the Victim(s);
- Physical or psychological humiliation
- All other offences following, from the definition of “Ragging”.
CHIRAYU MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, BHOPAL
Anti Ragging Committee