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Governor seeks action taken report on ragging complaints in Chennai

Governor K. Rosaiah chairs a meeting of the State-level anti-ragging cell on Tuesday. Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan, DGP K. Ramanujam, Chief Secretary Mohan Verghese Chunkath and senior officials of the Higher Education and Home Departments participated. Photo: R. Ravindran

Governor K. Rosaiah chairs a meeting of the State-level anti-ragging cell on Tuesday. Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan, DGP K. Ramanujam, Chief Secretary Mohan Verghese Chunkath and senior officials of the Higher Education and Home Departments participated. Photo: R. Ravindran  

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Mr. Rosaiah said Bharathiar University, Periyar University and the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University had not conducted even one meeting of the anti-ragging committee till date.

“There have been 34 complaints of ragging from across the State in 2013 and I would like to know the follow-up action taken on these complaints and on the cases registered with the police within a few months,” Governor K. Rosaiah told officials and Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan at a meeting held here on Tuesday.

He chaired the fifth meeting of the State-level monitoring cell for eradicating the menace of ragging in educational institutions. Director-General of Police K. Ramanujam, Chief Secretary Mohan Verghese Chunkath, Home Secretary Apurva Varma and Higher Education Secretary Hemant Kumar Sinha participated.

Mr. Rosaiah said Bharathiar University, Periyar University and the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University had not conducted even one meeting of the anti-ragging committee till date.

He suggested that the government provide “top priority” this year to the Supreme Court’s recommendation on registration of private hostels which are outside the campuses.

Mr. Ramanujam said that this year, the police had registered five cases of ragging. Three of them occurred in law colleges, and one each in an arts college and an engineering college. According to him, till August 7, 18 complaints had been received, and some were bogus.

Mr. Varma suggested that district meetings be conducted along with law and order meetings to facilitate monitoring of action taken on a complaint. Mr. Sinha agreed to coordinate with all agencies to ensure continuous follow-up.

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