UGC anti-ragging helpline receives over 1.59 lakh calls

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 19:15

New Delhi: The anti-ragging helpline
launched by UGC to help victims of ragging and facilitate
effective action has so far received more than 1.59 lakh
calls, of which 350 complaints have been registered so far.

Between June 20, 2009 and February 5 this year, the
toll free helpline numbers have received "1,59,414 calls out
of which 350 complaints have been registered," Minister of
State for Human Resource Development D Purandeswari said.

The `anti-ragging helpline` was launched with call
centre facilities on June 20, 2009 to check the growing menace
of ragging in college campuses across the country.

The minister said that out of the total number of
complaints, 18 have been forwarded to the concerned
institutes.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, she said 64
complaints were registered from Uttar Pradesh, which was the
highest of all states, and this was followed by 41 complaints
from Madhya Pradesh and 37 complaints from Orissa.

Delhi saw 13 complaints being registered, the minister
said.

The call centre facilities are available in the
languages English, Hindi and regional languages like Tamil,
Talugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Marathi, Oriya, Assamese,
Gujarati and Bengali.

PTI




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