The University Grants Commission (UGC) has revised the procedure for students to file online Anti-Ragging affidavit. This has been done as part of UGC's initiative to reduce compliance burden of its stakeholders.
Earlier, the UGC had notified the "Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009.”
In compliance of the 2nd Amendment to the UGC regulations, it is now compulsory for each student and his/her parent/guardian to submit an online undertaking each academic year at either of the two designated web sites, namely, www. antiragging. in and www. amanmovement.org.
The revised procedure:
Step 1: A student will submit his/her details on the same web sites- www. antiragging. in and www. amanmovement.org as before.
Step 2: The student will receive an e-mail with his/her registration number and web link. The student will forward the link to the e-mail of the Nodal Officer in his/her university/college.
(The student will not receive PDF affidavits and he/she is not required to print and sign it as used to be the case earlier).
Step 3: The Nodal Officer in the university/college can click on the link of any forwarded e-mails that he/she will receive from any student of his/her college to get the list of those students who have submitted Anti Ragging Affidavits/Undertakings in his/her college. The list will be updated every 24 hours.
In a letter to the Vice-Chancellors of all Universities and Principals of Colleges, the UGC has asked the concerned authorities to add a ‘mandatory column’ --Anti Ragging Undertaking Reference no-- in University/Colleges admission forms.
“You are also requested to display the e-mail address and contact number of the Nodal Officer of Anti Ragging of your University/College in your website and campus areas like Admission Centre, Departments, Library, Canteen, Hostel, and Common facilities etc. to create awareness about the revised procedure for students to file online Anti Ragging Affidavit,” the letter read.