|The Rules of Prohibiting Ragging|
|Higher and Technical Education Department Mantralaya Annex, Mumbai 400032, dated the 19th may 1999|
|Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999No. Sankirna 1098 / (133/ 98) UNI- 3. In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act 1999(Maha.XXXIII of 1999), the Government of Maharashtra hereby appoints the first day of June 1999 to be the date on which the said act will come to force.|
Secretary to Government
|In pursuance of clause (3) of article 348 of the constitution of India, the following translation in English of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act 1999(Maha.XXXIII of 1999) is hereby published under the authority of the Governor of Maharashtra. By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra.|
| Pratima Umarji
Secretary to Government
Law and Judiciary Department
Maharashtra Act No. XXXIII of 1999
(First published after having received the assent of the Governor in the ‘Maharashtra Government Gazette’ on the 15th of May 1999) In act to prohibit ragging in educational institutions in the state of Maharashtra where it is expedient to enact a special law to prohibit ragging in educational institution in the state of Maharashtra it is hereby in acted in the Fiftieth year of Republic on India as follows:
| 1. Short title and commencement
In this act, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. Educational institute means and includes a college, or other institution by whatever names called, carrying on the activity of imparting education there in(either exclusively or among other activities) and includes an orphanage or a boarding home or hostel or tutorial institution or any other premises attached thereto;
2. Head of the Educational Institute mean the Vice Chancellor of the University or Dean of Medical faculty, Director of the Institution or principal, headmaster or the person responsible for the management of the educational institution.
3. Ragging means display of disorderly conduct, doing of any act which causes or is likely to cause physical, psychological harm or raise apprehension or fear or shame or embarrassment to a student in any educational institution and includes,
I) teasing, abusing, threatening or playing practical jokes on, or causing hurt to such student; or
II) Asking any student to perform something which the student will not, in ordinary course willingly, do.
3. Prohibition of Ragging
Ragging within or outside of any educational institute is prohibited.
4. 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 within imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years and shall be liable to a fine which may extend to 10,000 rupees.
5. Dismissal of Students
Any student convicted of an offense under the section 4 shall be dismissed from the educational institution and such student shall not be admitted in any other institution for a period of five years from the date of such dismissal.
6. Suspension of student
1. Whenever any student or, as the case may be, the parent or guardian, or any teacher of an educational institution complains, in writing, of ragging to the head of the educational institution, the head of that educational institution shall without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, within seven days of the receipt of complain, enquire into the matter mentioned within the complaint, and if, prima facie, it is found true, suspend the student who is accused of the offence, and 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 enquiry 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); he shall intimate the fact in writing, to the complainant.
3. The decision of the head of the educational institution that the student has indulged in ragging under sub section (1) shall be final.
7. Deemed abetment
If the head of the educational institution fails or neglects to take action in the manner specified in the section (6) when a complaint of ragging is made, such a person shall be deemed to have abetted the offence of ragging and shall, on conviction, be punished as provided for in section (4).
8. Power to make Rules
1. The State Government may, by notification in the official gazette, amend rules for carrying out all or any purposes of this Act.
2. every rule made under this act shall be laid, as soon as may be, after it is made, before each House of the state Legislature, while its is in session for total period of thirty days, which may be comprised in one session immediately following, both houses agree in making any modifications in the rules or both houses agree that the rule should be made, and notify such decision in the official gazette, the rule shall, in the publication of such notification, have effect in only such modification form or be of no effect, as the case maybe, so however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done or omit’s to be done under the rule.
Name of the institute : ADA’S Minerva College Of Architecture, Ambi, Talegoan Dabhade.
Name of the Director : Ganesh Mane Deshmukh
Name of the affiliating University or Board : University of Pune