Punjab technical education minister Anil Joshi has issued strict instructions to all government and private technical education institutes to take all preventive measures in their respective institutions to ensure that new students were not subjected to any harassment and ragging by seniors.
Joshi has asked technical education department to issue instructions to Punjab Technical University, other deemed universities, technical educational institutions, polytechnics and ITIs to follow the Supreme Court guidelines in this regard.
Strict action would be taken against the institution found violating the norms, he added.
The minister also asked the authorities of the educational institutions to take written undertaking from the students and their parents that they would not to take part in any kind of ragging activity and added that parents should be made aware of the condition that involvement of their wards in any form of ragging would invite expulsion from the institute, and registration of criminal case.
He appealed to students not to indulge in ragging and instead focus on their studies.
The minister said that the aggrieved students could lodge their complaint before college authorities. All institutions had been ordered to set up a helpline for ragging victims.