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Action Against Ragging


Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act 1999, which is in effect from 15th May 1999, has the following provisions for Action against Ragging :

Ragging within or outside of any educational institution is prohibited.

Whosoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets, or propagates ragging within or outside any educational institution shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term up to 2 year and or penalty which may extend to ten thousand rupees.

Any student convicted of any offence of ragging shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution for a period of five years from the date of order of such dismissal.

Whenever any student or, as the case may be, the parent or guardian or a teacher of an educational institution complaints, in writing, of ragging to the head of the educational institution, the head of the educational institution shall, without prejudice to the forgoing provisions 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, suspend 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 the educational institution, is situated, for further action. Where, on inquiry by the head of educational institution, it is found that there is no substance, prima facie, in the complaint received, he / she shall intimate the fact, in writing, to the complainant, The decision of the head of the educational institution shall be final.

If the head of the educational institution fails or neglects to act in the manner specified in section “d” above when a complaint of ragging is made, such person shall be deemed to have abetted the offence and shall, on conviction, be punished as provided for in section “b” above.

Kindly contact the following teachers in case of ragging :

Ms. Sunita Sangle 9850664514
Mr. Anil Shinde 9422346179
Mrs. Jyoti Peshave 9423010202
Mr. Rupesh Londhe 9373326849
Mrs. Awanti Hodlur 9422530876
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