Chandigarh April 14:- Mr. Tikshan Sud Medical Education and Research Minister today issued direction to all Principals and staff of all Government and Private Medical, Dental, Ayurvedic, Homeopathy, Para medical and nursing colleges to immediately expel the students found indulging in the practice of ragging.In a communiqué addressed to Vice Chancellor Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences, Director Medical Education & Research, Director Ayush and Principals of Medical Colleges, the Government has reiterated directions of the Minister to effectively ensure ban on ragging of new students in their respective institutes in the new session beginning next month.
The Minister said that any laxity shown by management, administration, Principal, faculty or staff in implementing the guidelines would be treated very seriously and would invite stern disciplinary action. He reiterated that management, principal and staff to take effective steps to ensure that no new student becomes victim of this wrong practice of ragging.
Making it imperative for the management to implement the latest guidelines of Supreme Court of India, the minister said that the every institute was required to nominate Medical Superintendent as nodal officer to check ragging. He said that old and senior students and their parents should be notified regarding new directions of Supreme Court regarding ragging. He said that latest guidelines of Supreme Court on ragging have already been included in the prospectus.
Calling upon the principals to remain constantly vigilant against this practice and monitor the situation on day to day basis, he said that principal and staff must watch the attitude of new comers and any sign of depression noticed in new student should be probed deeply.
Making an impassioned appeal to the senior students to welcome the new students with love instead of ragging them, he said that junior students expect senior students to depict leadership qualities in such situations.
Issuing the stern warning to take criminal action against any student indulging in ragging, the Minister also appealed to new students to oppose heinous practice of ragging and immediately report the incident to the Principal and to the higher authorities.