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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
21-December-2011 15:15 IST
Raghavan Committee on Ragging
The actions taken by the Government for implementing the suggestions made by the Raghavan Committee include:-

- Starting a Toll-Free Anti-Ragging Helpline with effect from 15.06.2009 - Regulations notified by University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI) on curbing the menace of ragging for strict compliance by the higher educational institutions coming within their jurisdiction. The Regulations have also provision for action against the erring institutions.

- Advisories are being issued to Civil and Police authorities of State Governments every year to take stringent measures including filing criminal cases against those who were found indulging in ragging.

- A non-Government, Monitoring Agency has been engaged for executing, monitoring and evaluation of Anti-Ragging Helpline.

- Media Campaign through Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) has been launched since 2009 to spread awareness on anti-ragging.

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.