An Anti-Ragging Cell in a college is responsible for preventing and addressing incidents of ragging, harassment, bullying, and other forms of misconduct that undermine the safety, well-being, and dignity of students. Here’s an overview of its functions and responsibilities:
Monitoring and Surveillance:
The cell monitors campus activities, hotspots, and vulnerable areas to prevent ragging incidents and ensure the safety of students. It collaborates with campus security personnel, resident advisors, and other stakeholders to maintain vigilance and respond promptly to any suspicious behavior.
Orientation for Freshers:
The cell organizes orientation programs for incoming students to familiarize them with college policies, rules, and regulations, including the prohibition of ragging. It sensitizes freshers about the consequences of ragging and encourages them to seek help if they experience or witness any form of harassment.
Annual Compliance Reporting:
The cell prepares and submits annual compliance reports on ragging prevention and redressal activities to the college administration, regulatory authorities, and statutory bodies as required by law. It documents all reported incidents, investigations, and actions taken for transparency and accountability purpose.
Follow-Up and Monitoring:
The cell follows up on reported ragging incidents to ensure that appropriate action has been taken and that victims are receiving the necessary support and assistance. It monitors the effectiveness of anti-ragging measures and implements corrective actions as needed to prevent recurrence.
Collaboration with External Authorities:
The cell collaborates with local law enforcement agencies, anti-ragging helplines, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to address serious cases of ragging and ensure appropriate legal action against offenders. It cooperates with external authorities to investigate and prosecute criminal acts of ragging.