Guv Conference to discuss ragging issue
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Last Updated: Friday, October 28, 2011, 15:57
New Delhi: The issue of ragging in educational institutions will top the agenda of the two-day Governors' conference starting tomorrow to be presided by President Pratibha Patil.

Governors being chancellors of universities, ragging in educational institutes, its prevention and ways to punish the guilty will be discussed during the conference which will also see the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Cabinet ministers.

The conference will come out with ways for ensuring ragging-free educational environment and review the efficacy of measures taken in this direction, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said.

The 43rd conference of Governors will also discuss law and order issues having inter-state dimension, with special focus on Left wing extremism and security in border states, crop productivity augmentation and improvement in rainfed farming, role of Governors in the context of Fifth and Sixth Schedules of the Constitution of India, the statement said.

This is the second such conference to be presided by Patil in which 28 Governors and three Lt. Governors of states and Union Territories will be attending.

The conference will also see the presence of Union Ministers of Finance, Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Defence, Home Affairs, Law and Justice and Minority Affairs, Tribal Affairs, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission and Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence.


First Published: Friday, October 28, 2011, 15:57

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