Himachal executes Zero tolerance to ragging

Aman Kachru Memorial Trust formed

Shimla: A cainet decision to fully ban any type of ragging inside or outside institution premises was made today, under the Himachal Pradesh Educational Institutions (Prohibition of Ragging) Ordinance, 2009, in a meeting headed by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal.

The students convicted of an offence under the Ordinance will be expelled without being eligible for admission in any other educational institute for next three years alongwith non-bailable imprisonment for 3 years or fine of upto Rs. 50,000, or both.

Immediate enquiry within 24 hours on any written complaint from any student, or, as the case may be, the parents or guardian or a teacher of an educational institution, or an office-in-charge, made to the head of the respective educational institution. In case of any negligence or deliberate delay in lodging the First Information Report (FIR) with the local police, shall be construed to be an act of culpable negligence and shall attract punishment upto one year imprisonment or fine upto Rs. 10,000, or with both; while the Head of the Educational Institution or In-charge shall also be punished for a term which may extend upto two years or with fine which may extend upto Rs. 25,000, or with both, for failing to implement the provisions of the Ordinance to check ragging in respective educational institution.

Cabinet also approved to set-up ‘Aman Kachru Memorial Trust’ with a corpus of Rs. 50 lakh, to provide scholarships to meritorious students and to undertake activities amongst students to institutionalize zero tolerance to ragging.

Raised in Shimla and originally from Mandi district, Disha wears many caps which includes being part of a lead team of a fast growing IT company based out of Chandigarh. Earlier Disha was associated with My Himachal and visits Shimla regularly.

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