Chandigarh: In a tough stand against ragging, the Punjab government has issued strict instructions to all state and private technical education institutes to take steps to prevent such incidents.
State Technical Education Minister Anil Joshi has asked his department to issue instructions to all including Punjab Technical University, other deemed universities, technical educational institutions, polytechnics and Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) to follow the Supreme Court guidelines in this regard.
He warned that strict action would be taken against any institution found violating the norms, an official release at Chandigarh on Monday.
Joshi had also asked authorities of educational institutions to take written undertaking from students and their parents that they would not indulge in any kind of ragging.
He said parents should be made aware of the condition that involvement of their wards in any form of ragging would invite expulsion from the institute and lodging of criminal case.
Joshi said aggrieved students could lodge their complaints before the college authority. All institutions have also been ordered to set up a helpline for ragging victims.


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