Haryana brings ordinance to curb ragging

Here’s some good news for the students who fear being ragged in the schools and colleges of their choice.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 2, 2012 3:33 am

Here’s some good news for the students who fear being ragged in the schools and colleges of their choice. Those found indulging in ragging in Haryana would face compulsory suspension for one year,the head of the institute will have to lodge an FIR and the institute itself may have to pay up to Rs 5 lakh in penalty.

These are some of the measures that an Ordinance,approved by Haryana cabinet on Friday,calls for to curb the menace of ragging in educational institutes.

In case of contravention of the provisions of the Ordinance or directions or order made under it by an educational institution,the head of the institute would be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months and with fine which may extend to Rs 25,000.

The state government may also impose a fine on an educational institution,in case it is not complying with the provisions,directions or orders issued by the Government,from time to time which may extend to Rs 2 lakh in case of a college or school and Rs 5 lakh in case of a university.

Depending on the nature and gravity of the offence,the head of the institute could impose any one or combination of the punishments on the erring students.

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