Govt. of Andhra Pradesh Ragging Prohibition Act In Educational Institutions: Act No.26 of 1997
Ragging is prohibited as per Act 26 of A.P. Legislative Assemble, 1997.
Ragging entails heavy fines and / or imprisonment.
Ragging invokes suspension and dismissal from the College.
Outsiders are prohibited from entering the College and Hostels without permission.
Girl student must be in their Hostel Room by 7.00 p.m.
All the students must carry their Identity Cards and show them when demanded.
The Principals and Wardens may visit the Hostels and inspect the rooms at any time.
Nature of Ragging
Teasing, embarrassing and humiliating
Imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs.1,000/-or both
Assaulting or using criminal force of criminal intimidation
Imprisonment up to 1 year or fine up to Rs.2,000/-or both
Wrongfully restraining or confining or causing hurt
Imprisonment up to 2 year or fine up to Rs.5,000/-or both
Causing grievous hurt, kidnapping or rape or committing unnatural offence
Imprisonment up to 5 year or fine up to Rs.10,000/-or both
Causing death or abetting suicide
Imprisonment up to 10 year or fine up to Rs.50,000/- The fine may extend up to Rs. 2.5 lakh
A student convicted of any or the above offence will be expelled from the College.
A student imprisoned for more than six months for any of the above offence will not be admitted in any other College.
A student against whom there is principal evidence of ragging in any form will be suspended from the college immediately.
The full text of the act 26 is placed college library.
EXTRACT FROM ANDHRA PRADESH ACT XXVI OF 1997
PROHIBITING RAGGING IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Prohibition of Ragging
Ragging within or outside any educational institutions is prohibited.
Penalty for Ragging
Whoever, with the intention of causing ragging or with the knowledge that he is likely by such act to cause ragging, commits or abets ragging and thereby:
. Teases or embarrasses or humiliates a student shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or with both; or
. Assaults’ or uses criminal force or criminally intimidates a student shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees or with both; or
. Wrongfully restrain or wrongfully confines or causes hurt to a student shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or with both; or
. Causes grievous hurt to or kidnaps or abducts or rapes or commits unnatural offence with a student shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees; or
. Causes death or abets suicide shall be punished with imprisonment for like or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and with fine which may extended to fifty thousand rupees.
GUIDELINES FRAMED BY
HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF ANDHRA PRADESH AGAINST RAGGING
All educational institutions should provide for committees of parents and guardians and two representatives of students for establishment a code. This committee shall meet and recommend action against erring students and the managements of the institutions shall act with four weeks of receipt of such recommendations.
Except parents and guardians, no person shall enter the institutions without permissions of the principals. Student indulging in ragging shall be suspended by the principals and debarred from entering the campus expert for attending inquiry or/ and submitting explanation.
No outsiders shall enter the hostels except when permitted by the warden; in the case of girl students in the hostels even such persons who are permitted by the warden can meet them only in the presence of the Caretaker, during permitted hours.
All students shall possess identity cards and show them on demand.
Undertaking to be filed in and signed by all the students
(now admitted and continuing)
I,————————————————————————- (Name of the student) studying M.A/ M.Sc./ M.com./ M. Li. Sc./ Law/ M.Ed. (Year, Degree, Group, Section) at S.V.U. College residing at————————–
(Permanent Home Address with Phone number, if any) , undertaking that I am aware of the system of punishment in case of ragging other student and that in case I become involved in any manner in any ragging case, I am liable for any punishment ,including:
Cancellation of admission.
Suspension from attending classes
Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship and other benefits
Debarring from appearing for any test / examination other evaluation process.
Debarring from representing in the institution in any national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
Suspension, expulsion from the hostel.
Rustication from the institution for periods varying from 1to2 academic years.
Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution.
Fine up to Rs. 50,000/-
Rigorous imprisonment up to three years (by Court of Law) etc.