Anti Ragging

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section9, of the Andhra Pradesh prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997 (A.P. Act 26 of 1997) the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following rules relating to Prohibition of ragging in all Educational institutions in the state.

1. Ragging is prohibited within or outside of any educational institution in the state.

2. The Principal/ Head of the institution shall obtain an undertaking in writing from the students/ parents at the time of admission that they shall not resort to ragging inside or outside the Institution.

3. Large Scale publicity should be given to the punishment for ragging through open circulars, suitable wall posters, colleges and hostel premises etc, by the Principal/ Head of the Institutions.

4. The Principal / Head of the institution shall constitute anti ragging squads involving teachers and students to prevent ragging.

5. The Head of the institution shall lodge a criminal case against students resorted to ragging for taking action as mentioned In Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997 (A.P. Act No. 26 of 1997).

PENALTY FOR RAGGING:

1. 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 shall be punishable as per Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997 (Act 26 of 1997).

2. The students convicted of an offence under section 4 of Andhra Pradesh Prohibition Act, 1997, (Act 26 of 1997) and punished with imprisonment for a term shall be dismissed from the educational institution.

3. The student convicted of an offence under section 4 of Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997, and punished with imprisonment for a term of more than six months shall not be admitted in any other educational institution.

4. Any student dismissed from a college for ragging should be debarred from seeking admission in any other course of study in any College/University located in the state.

5. In case of the students who involved in ragging, there shall be an embossment on his marks cards and other academic certificates in bold letters which cannot be obliterated that he had indulged in-ragging and had conducted himself in a manner unbecoming of student.