POLICY ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE


Medical Council of India (Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges/Institutions) Regulations, 2009.

MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA NOTIFICATION

STUDENTS are STRICTLY WARNED AGAINST any kind of RAGGING under any pretext and resort to any form of intimidation, wrongful confinement, physical or mental harassment, injury or any kind of annoyance, abusive language or insult based on communal, religious, linguistic or any other aspect. Ragging is a cognizable offence under Criminal Law enacted by the Central and State Governments.

(All new Students / Parents are required to download the online affidavit of anti-ragging from the website www.antiragging.in or www.amanmovement.org. And the signed form should be submitted at the office of Dean within 7 days from the date of joining.) 

 

“Ragging” includes the following:          

Any conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of harassing, teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student. The conduct includes but is not restricted to any act by a senior student that prevents, disrupts or disturbs the regular academic activity of any other student or a fresher; exploiting the services of a fresher, or any other students for completing the academic tasks assigned to an individual or a group of students; any act of financial extortion or forceful expenditure burden put on a fresher or any other student by students; 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; any act or abuse by spoken words, emails, post, public insults which would also include deriving perverted pleasure, "vicarious or sadistic thrill from activity or passively participating in the discomfiture to fresher or any other students; 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.

Punishable ingredients of Ragging :

  • Abetment to ragging;
  • Criminal conspiracy to rag;
  • Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging;
  • Public nuisance created during ragging;
  • Violation of decency and morals through ragging;
  • Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt;
  • Wrongful restraint;
  • Wrongful confinement;
  • Use of criminal force;
  • Assault as well as sexual offences or even unnatural offences;
  • Extortion;
  • Criminal trespass;
  • Offences against property;
  • Criminal intimidation;
  • Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s);
  • Physical or psychological humiliation.
  • All other offences following from the definition of “Ragging”.

 

Awardable Punishments. 

At the Medical College/Institution level: 

Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as established by the Anti-Ragging Committee of the institution, the possible punishments for those found guilty of ragging at the institution level shall be any one or any combination of the following:  

  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 1 to 4 terms
  9. Expulsion from the institution and consequent debarring from admission to any other institution for a specific period.
  10. Fine of Rs. 25,000/- and Rs. 1 lakh.
  11. Collective punishment: When the persons committing or abetting the crime of ragging are not identified, the institution shall resort to collective punishment.