UGC Regulations on Cubing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009
What is Ragging?
Punishments for Ragging
For every single incident of ragging, an FIR shall be lodged without exception by the college authorities with the local police. In addition one or any combination of the following punishments can be awarded:
Ragging is totally prohibited in Goa College of Hospitality and Culinary Education, inside and / or outside the campus and anyone found guilty of ragging and / or abetting ragging whether actively or passively, or being a part of a conspiracy to promote ragging, is liable to be punished in accordance with UGC Regulations 2009 as well as under the provisions of any penal law for the time being in force. The Goa College of Hospitality and Culinary Education ensure that a safe and secure environment is provided to every student. To achieve this objective the following committees have been formed by the Institute as per the UGC Regulation 2009:
For anti-raging commitee click on view button
In case of an emergency please contact:
Anti Ragging Helpline – 9850902471
Ms. Zarine Lobo Principal,
Roles and Responsibilities of the Squad
Against Sexual Harassment Committee
With regard to the Supreme Court Judgment and guidelines issued in 1997 to provide for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against sexual harassment at work places, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued circulars since 1998,, to all the universities, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee and to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against women and ragging at the universities and colleges. It has further advised the universities to be proactive by developing a secure environment on the campus, where the status of woman is respected and they are treated with respect and dignity. Keeping the above guidelines in view GCHCE has constituted a Committee against Sexual Harassment since 2011.
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In case of an emergency
Against-Sexual Harassment Helpline- 9850902471
Contact person: Mrs. Zarine LoboChairperson,
Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee, GCHCE, Goa
Procedure for approaching the committee
The Committee deals with issues relating to sexual harassment at the Goa College of Hospitality and Culinary Education. It is applicable to all students, staff and faculty. A complaint of discrimination or sexual harassment may be lodged by the victim or a third party. A written complaint may be addressed to the Chairperson of the Committee. If the complaint is made to any of the Committee members, they may forward it to the Chairperson of the Committee against Sexual Harassment.
Here it should be noted that according to the Supreme Court guideline Sexual harassment can be defined as “unwelcome” sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:
Following is also sexual harassment and is covered by the committee
Right to access information held by public bodies is a fundamental right guaranteed under the Constitution of India. Supreme Court of India accepted this right as an inherent part of Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression and the Right to life and personal liberty. The court judgments are not sufficient to provide transparency, openness and accountability at the gross root level. There was a need to enact a separate legislation to guarantee right to information to each and every citizen.
In this direction the Union government made the Right to Information Act, 2005. The main purpose of the Act is to bring transparency, openness and accountability in administrative process in each and every department. This Act came in to force on 12th October 2005
Under the RTI Act Sec.5 (1) imposes a duty on the Public Authority to designate State Public Information Officers in all administrative units or offices as may be necessary to provide information to persons requesting for the information under this Act.
To comply with the above section Goa College of Hospitality and Culinary Education has designated the following authorities in providing information on request to the Indian Citizens.
Public Information Officer – Mr. Prasanna Merchant – HOD, Associate Professor (Phone No: 0832 2454560)
Aggrieved person can prefer an appeal against the PIO to the First Appellate Authority
First Appellate Authority – Mrs. Zarine Lobo – Principal (Phone No: 0832 2454561) INDIA
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