THE RULES OF PROHIBITING RAGGING MAHARASHTRA PROHIBITION OF RAGGING ACT, 1999.
MAHARASHTRA ACT NO. XXXIII OF 1999. An Act to prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the State of Maharashtra.
Prohibition of Ragging
Ragging within or outside of any institution is prohibited.
Penalty for ragging
Whoever directly or indirectly commits, participates in, abets or propagates ragging within or outside any educational 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.
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. 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 the 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 to the police station having jurisdiction over the area in which the educational institution is situated, for flirter action.
- 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 complaint.
The decision of the head of the educational institution that the student has indulged in ragging under sub-section (1) shall be final.