Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched an Anti-Ragging Mobile App introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on 29 May 2017 in New Delhi.
The mobile app will help students register complaints against the menace of ragging in the country. Prior to this, students had to visit the website to register a complaint against ragging.
• The new app will work only on Android system and will facilitate students to register a complaint against ragging immediately.
• Students would be required to log in, after which they would be able to register their complaints.
• The complaint will then be sent to the concerned authorities for timely action and the action will be initiated immediately.
• Previous records reveal that timely action was taken in each case, which in turn resulted in a fall in such cases.
• Now, with the launch of the app, the Ministry hopes to wipe out the ill-practice completely.
Speaking on the occasion, the HRD Minister stated that as per his knowledge in campuses majority of the senior students actually help guide their juniors and mentor them but in few cases ragging happens, which needs to be completely eliminated from campuses.
He added that physical or mental torture of a new student is ragging which is unacceptable and therefore this app will become a handy tool to any student who goes through such experience. He also stated that the introduction of the app is a good step towards providing protection and giving a feeling of security to the students.
Further, the Minister cautioned that those who are involved in ragging will not be tolerated and they will not be allowed to continue their education in that institution and in fact, they would face severe penalty and punishment as per the law.
When: 29 May 2017