‘Over 960 ragging cases recorded so far this year’
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 21:47
  
New Delhi: More than 960 cases of ragging in educational institutions across the country have been reported so far this year despite a number of measures being taken to curb the menace.

"As per information available, 961 cases of alleged ragging were registered in anti-ragging toll-free helpline during the period from January to November, 2011," Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari said in a written reply to Lok Sabha today.

However, Purandeswari said, "Incidents of ragging have substantially come down after pro-active efforts by Central Government have been launched."

On the measures being taken to curb the practice, the Minister said, "Advisories are being issued to states and higher education institutions every year to take stringent measures, including filing criminal cases against those found indulging in ragging."

Apart from that, University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Dental council of India (DCI), Medical Council of India (MCI) have also issued regulations regarding anti-ragging for strict compliance.

There is also a toll-free anti-ragging helpline which has been in operation since June 2009, she noted.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 21:47


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