THE UTTAR PRADESH PROHIBITION OF RAGGING IN EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ACT, 2010
- “Ragging” means asking a student to do any act or perform something, causing, inducing, compelling or forcing a student by warn of either by words or sign or signal to do any act which detract from human dignity or violates his person in any way or exposes him to ridicule, intimidating, wrongfully restraining, wrongfully confining and injuring him or holding out to him any threat or intimidation. Wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, injury or the use of criminal force.
- “Head of institution” means the Vice Chancellor of a University, the Dean of Faculty, the Director of an institution or the Principal, or any person responsible for the management of the institution.
- Ragging within or outside any educational institution is prohibited.
- Whenever any student or as the case may be the parent or guardian, or a teacher of an educational institution complains in writing or ragging to the Head of educational institution, the Head of educational institution concern shall, within seven days of the receipt of the complaint, enquire into the matter mentioned in the complaint and if. prima facie, it is found true, expel the student who is accused of the offence and shall immediately forward the complaint to the police station having jurisdiction over the area in which educational institution is situated for further action.
- Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates abets or propagates ragging within or outside any educational institution shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both,
- Any student convicted of an offence under section 5 shall not be admitted in any educational institution for a period which may extend to five years from the date of order debarring.
STATEMENT OF OBJECT AND REASONS
Ragging is an act of human torture. It is widely prevalent in educational institutions in the present scenario, ragging is a curse in the civilized society. Certain States such as West Bengal, Maharastra, Kerala and Assam have already enacted laws of prevention of ragging in the universities and professional institutions. In the state, ragging is raising head in its worre from and is needed to be crushed. In order, therefore, to make the universities and the professional institutions free from social injustice, mental, physical and other kinds of harassment in the form of ragging, it has been decided to make a law to provide for prohibiting ragging in the said educational institutions.
The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging in Educational Institutions Bill, 2010 is introduced accordingly.