Prohibition of Ragging Act
Anti Ragging Act 1999 :
The Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act 1999. Act of Maharashtra legislature received the assent of The Governor on 15th May, 1999 & was published in Maharashtra Govt. Gazette.
Prohibition of ragging (sec3)
Ragging within or outside the educational institute is prohibited.
Penalty: (sec 4)
Whoever directly or indirectly commits ragging, participates in , abets or propagates ragging within or outside any educational institute shall on conviction, be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years &shall be liable to fine which may extend to 10000/- rupees.
Dismissal (sec 5)
Any student convicted of offence under sec 4 penalty for ragging, shall be dismissed from the educational institute & such student shall not be admitted in any other educational institution for a period of 5 years from the date of the order of such dismissal.
1) whenever any student or as the case may be, the parent or guardian , or a teacher of an educational institution complaints, in writing, of ragging to the head of the educational institution, the head of that educational institution shall, without prejudice of the forgoing provisions, within seven days of the receipt of the complaint & if, prima facie , it is found true suspend the student who is accused of the offence, & shall , immediately forward the complaint to the police station having jurisdiction over the area in which the educational institution is situated , for further action.
2) Where, on inquiry by the head of the educational institution, it is proved that there is no substance, prima facie, in the complaint received under the sub section (1).
3) The decision of the head of the educational institution that the student has indulged in ragging under sub section (1) shall be final.