The HRD ministry on Tuesday announced setting up an anti-ragging helpline and a website for victims to record their complaints. A special unit will investigate the complaints.
The website would be operational before June 15. The helpline will be set up by the Education Consultants of India with the help of NGOs working against ragging, It would be assisted by an independent unit that would investigate into all complaints of ragging.
The government has decided to adopt an independent investigative mechanism to ensure that educational institutions don’t harass the victim for lodging a ragging complaint.
“There have been several cases where action has been taken against students for making a ragging incident public,” a senior University Grants Commission official said. The UGC is expected to finalise its anti-ragging guidelines at a meeting on May 18.