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ANTI – RAGGING COMMITTEE



National Anti Ragging Help Line (UGC Crisis Hotline)

24×7 Toll Free Number* 1800-180-5522 (helpline@antiragging.in)

Current Update Feb 2020
Sr No Name Post Held Contact No. Email. ID
1 Dr Pinakin Gujjar Chairperson & DEAN deancooper2015@gmail.com 022- 26210045
2 Dr Manisha Khare SecretaryProfessor & Head Pathology 7303162620 drmanishakhare@hotmail.com
3 Dr Mehera Bhoir MemberProfessor & Head Anatomy 9869455692 drmehera@gmail.com
4 Dr Lalita Chandan MemberProfessor & Head Physiology 9967834535 drlchandan@gmail.com
5 Dr Surekha Prabhu MemberProfessor & Head Biochemistry 9833158335 prabhusurekha@gmail.com
6 Dr Sachin Sonawane MemberProfessor & Head FMT 8976224403 sachinsonawane105@gmail.com
7 Dr Sarika Puri Female Hostel Warden 9870774200 drsansar@gmail.com
8 Dr Suyog Jaiswal MemberAssist Professor Psychiatry 9970850212 suyogjaiswal@gmail.com
9 Dr Harpreet Kaur MemberAssist Professor Anaesthesia 9870091313 drpreet@hotmail.com
10 Mrs Vidula Patil Medical Social Worker 9820230124 vidula_dinesh@yahoo.com
11 Rumita Padghan III MBBS Student Female Representative 9168590689 rumita23padghan@gmail.com
12 Kunal Desale III MBBS Student Male Representative 9421724452 wannafriend111@gmail.com
13 Rajiv Sangole Male Parent Representative 9820147820 sangole@rediffmail.com
14 Dr Deepa Sangole Female Parent Representative 9821716099 drdeepasangole@rediffmail.com
15 Rajiv Sharma Press (Sr Reporter) 9820828893 rajivbsharma@gmail.com
16 Mr. Whaval Senior Police Inspector Juhu Police st. 9820800055
17 Dr Kishore Bisure Member & Addl. Dean( Academics) 7208115157 Kptdbisure@rediffmail.com

National Anti Ragging Help Line (UGC Crisis Hotline)

24×7 Toll Free Number* 1800-180-5522 (helpline@antiragging.in)
Sr No Name Designation Email Contact No.
1 Dr Shailesh Mohite Chairperson & DEAN deancooper2015@gmail.com 022- 26210045
2 Dr Manisha Khare Secretary & HOD Pathology drmanishakhare@hotmail.com 7303162620
3 Dr Kishore Bisure Member & HOD Microbiology Kptdbisure@rediffmail.com 7208115157
4 Dr Mehera Bhoir Member & HOD Anatomy drmehera@gmail.com 9869455692
5 Dr Lalita Chandan Member & HOD Physiology drlchandan@gmail.com 9967834535
6 Dr Surekha Prabhu Member & HOD Biochemistry prabhusurekha@gmail.com 9833158335
7 Dr Smruti Ghetla Member& HOD Gen. Surgery smruti.ghetla@gmail.com 9820280058
8 Dr Sachin Sonawane Member & Asso. Prof.FMT sachinsonawane105@gmail.com 8976224403
9 Dr Harpreet Kaur Member &Assoc. Prof Anaesthesia drpreet@hotmail.com 9820091317
10 Dr Sarika Puri Female Hostel Warden drsansar@gmail.com 9870774200
11 Dr Shivkumar Kolle Male Hostel Warden drsrk23@yahoo.com 9028306005
12 Dr Astik Mane Asst. Prof. Psychiatry kitsaenamgmail.com 7977396991
13 Riya Basatwar III MBBS Female Representative riyabasatwar.123@gmail.com 8888576880
14 Yash Gangane III MBBS Male Representative yashgangne009@gmail.com 9552727999
15 Jignesh Guddetwar 1 MBBS male representative 32jigneshguddetwar@gmail.com 88569944151
16 Megha Ghere 1 MBBS female representative ghererani@gmail.com 7499234545
17 Smt. Mona Shah Parent representative monachirag@gmail.com 9820072704
18 Shri Sunil Zode Representative NGO sunilzoder@hotmail.com 9821137624
19 Smt. Kanchan Srivastava Press Representative kanchansrivastava@gmai.com 9869350298
20 Smt.Kalpana Survase Police Inspector Juhu Police st. juhupolicestation@gmail.com 9921534147
21 Shri Mahendra Puri Police Inspector OshiwaraPolice st. ps.oshiwara.mum@mahapolice.gov.in 8850394020
22 Shri Aniket Kasar Police Inspector Versova Police st. ps.versova.mum@mahapolice.gov.in 9673466048

Anti Ragging Squad Members

Sr No Name Designation
1 Dr Shivkumar Kolle UG & PG Male Hostel Warden
2 Dr Sarika Puri UG Female Hostel Warden
3 Dr Sarah Hinnawi PG Female Hostel Warden
4 Dr Harpreet Kaur Assoc. Prof Anaesthesia ( For Lokhandwala Hostel)
5 Dr Richa Patel Assist warden UG Female Hostel Warden
6 Dr Lalit Hulhule Warden UG -SVP Hostel.
7 Dr Vinod Gite Asso. Prof. ENT
8 Dr Nusrat Inamdar Asso. Prof Paediatrics
9 Dr Baraturam Bhaisara Asso. Prof Paediatrics
10 Dr Arifa Nazia Khan Asst. Medical Officer

Anti Ragging Rules and regulation

Ragging is totally prohibited in HBT Medical College, and anyone found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging, whether actively or passively, or being a part of a conspiracy to promote ragging, is liable to be punished in accordance with Maharashtra anti ragging act, as well as under the provisions of any penal law for the time being in force. ?

What is Ragging?

“Ragging in essence is a human right abuse…….in present times shocking

incidents of ragging have come to the notice …..The student is physically

tortured or psychologically terrorized….”

Supreme Court of India (Feb. 11 2009)

Ragging constitutes one or more of any of the following acts:

  1. Any conduct by any student or students whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness a fresher or any other student;
  2. Indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities by any student or students which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship, physical or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in any fresher or any other student;
  3. Asking any student to do any act which such student will not in the ordinary course do and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame, or torment or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of such fresher or any other student;
  4. Any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher;
  5. Exploiting the services of a fresher or any other student for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students;
  6. Any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students;
  7. Any act of physical abuse including all variants of it: sexual abuse, homosexual assaults, stripping, forcing obscene and lewd acts, gestures, causing bodily harm or any other danger to health or person;
  8. Any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, vicarious or sadistic thrill from actively or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other student ;
  9. Any act that affects the mental health and self-confidence of a fresher or any other student with or without an intent to derive a sadistic pleasure or showing off power, authority or superiority by a student over any fresher or any other student.
  10. Any act of physical or mental abuse targeted at another student on grounds of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth /residence, or economic background.

Punishable Ingredients of Ragging:

  1. Abetment to ragging
  2. Criminal conspiracy to rag
  3. Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
  4. Violation of decency and morals through ragging
  5. Injury to body causing hurt or grievous hurt\Wrongful restraint
  6. Wrongful confinement
  7. Use of criminal force
  8. Extortion
  9. Assault/sexual offences/Unnatural offences
  10. Criminal intimidation
  11. Offences against property
  12. Attempt to commit any or above of the offences
  13. Any offence flowing from the definition of ragging

Punishable Ingredients of Ragging:

  1. Abetment to ragging
  2. Criminal conspiracy to rag
  3. Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
  4. Violation of decency and morals through ragging
  5. Injury to body causing hurt or grievous hurt\Wrongful restraint
  6. Wrongful confinement
  7. Use of criminal force
  8. Extortion
  9. Assault/sexual offences/Unnatural offences
  10. Criminal intimidation
  11. Offences against property
  12. Attempt to commit any or above of the offences
  13. Any offence flowing from the definition of ragging

Punishments under Indian Penal Code against acts of Ragging:

Every single incident of ragging or abetting in ragging puts an obligation on the institution to get the FIR registered. There are provisions in the IPC, which can be used by a student to register an FIR in the nearest Police Station. These provisions are:

294 – Obscene acts and songs
323 – punishment for voluntarily causing hurt
324 – voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon or means
325 – punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt
326 – voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapon
339 – Wrongful Restraint
340 – Wrongful Confinement
341 – Punishment for Wrongful Restraint
342 – Punishment for Wrongful Confinement
506 – Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder

Administrative Action In The Event Of Ragging:

  1. Suspension from attending classes and academic privileges
  2. Withholding/ withdrawing scholarship/ fellowship and other benefits.
  3. Debarring from appearing in any test/ examination or other evaluation process.
  4. Withholding results.
  5. Debarring from representing the institution in any regional, national or international meet, tournament, youth festival, etc.
  6. Suspension/ expulsion from the hostel.
  7. Cancellation of admission.
  8. Rustication from the institution for period ranging from one to four semesters.
  9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specified period ?
  10. Fine up to Rs. 25,000/-
  11. Imprisonment – six months to  three years
  12. Where the persons committing or abetting the act of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment ?

How to report ragging:

  1. The UGC has installed a National Anti Ragging Helpline No. 1800-180-5522 (24X7 Toll free no.), helpline@antiragging.in  where anyone can register complain.
  1. It can be notified through contact details of ARC members
  2. Any other member of the institute (HOU, colleagues)
  3. External source ( Through family members, friends )
  4. External source ( Through family members, friends )

Procedure for handling complaints:

Informing the Chairperson (within 2 hours of receipt of complaint)
ARC will conduct a preliminary on the spot enquiry and collect the details, submit the    
Preliminary report to the chair person (within 24 hours)
ARC will conduct a detailed enquiry gather evidences and submit its report along with the recommendations to the chairperson in 15 days.
The Chairperson will take action as per the recommendations.
If the victim student / parent are not satisfied with the action taken by the committee, a FIR should be filed with the local police

THE RULES OF PROHIBITING RAGGING

HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Mantralaya Annex, Mumbai 400 032, dated the 19th May 1999

NOTIFICATION

MAHARASHTRA PROHIBITION OF RAGGING ACT, 1999.

section {2} of section 1 of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging act, 1999 {Man. XXXIII of 1999), the Government of Maharashtra hereby appoints the 1 day of June 1999 to be the date on which the said Act shall come into force.
By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra,

V.P. Raja,
Secretary to Government

In pursuance of clause (3) of article 348 of the Constitution of India, the following translation in English of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999 (Mah, XXXIII of 1999), is hereby published under the authority of the Governor.
By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra,

PRATIMAUMARJI,
Secretary to Government, Law and Judiciary Department.

MAHARAHSTRA ACT NO. No. XXXIII OF 1999.

(First published, after having received the assent of the Governor in the “Maharashtra Government Gazette”, on the 15 May 1999.)

An Act to prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the State of Maharashtra

WHEREAS it is expedient to-enact a special law to prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the State of Maharashtra. It is hereby enacted in the Fiftieth Year ofthe Republic of India as follows:

(1) Short title and commencement

  • This Act may be called the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999.
  • It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

(2) Definitons

  1. “educational institution” means and includes a college, or other institution by whatever name called, carrying on the activity or imparting education therein (either exclusively or among other activities); and includes an orphanage or a boarding home or hostel or a tutorial institution or any other premises attached thereto;
  2. “head of the educational institution” means the Vice-Chancellor of the University, dean of Medical Faculty, Director of the Institution or the Principal, headmaster or the person responsible for the management of the educational institution;
  3. “ragging” means display of disorderly conduct, doing of any act which causes or is likely to cause physical psychological harm or raise apprehension or fear or shame or embarrassment to a student in any educational institution and includes
    (i) teasing, abusing, threatening or playing practical jokes on, or causing hurt to, such student; or
    (ii) asking a student to do any act or perform something which such student will not, in the ordinary course, willingly, do.

3) Prohibition of ragging
Ragging within or outside of any educational institution is prohibited.

(4) Penalty for ragging
Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or propagates ragging within or outside any education institution shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees.

(5) Dismissal of student(5) Dismissal of student
Any student convicted of an offence under section 4 shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution for a period of five years from the date of order of such dismissal.

(6) Suspension of student

  1. Whenever any student or, as the case may be, the parent or guardian, or a teacher of an educational institution complains, in writing, of ragging to the head of the educational institution, the head of that educational institution shall, without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, within seven days of the receipt of the complaint, enquire into the matter mentioned in the complaint and if; prima facie, it is found true, suspend the student who is accused of the offence, and shall, immediately forward the complaint to the police station having jurisdiction over the area in which the educational institution is situated, for flirter action.
  2. Where, on enquiry by the head of the educational institution, it is proved that there is no substance, prima facie, in the complaint received under sub-section (1), he shall intimate the fact, in writing, to the complainant.
  3. The decision of the head of the educational institution that the student has indulged in ragging under sub-section (1), shall be final

(7) Deemed abetment
If the head of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in section 6 when a complaint of ragging is made, such person shall be deemed to have abetted the offence of ragging arid shall, on conviction, be punished as provided for in section 4. Power to make rules
(8)

  1.  The State Government may, by notification in the Official G, zette, amend for carrying out all or any of the purposes of this Act.
  2. Every rule made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be, after it is made, before each House of the State Legislature, while it is in session for total period of thirty days, which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, arid if; before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid or the session immediately following, both houses agree in making any modification in the rules or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, and notify- such decision in the Official Gazette, the rule shall from the date of publication of such notification, have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done or
    omitted to be done under that rule.