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HARYANA GOVT. GAZ (EXTRA) JULY 5, 2012
(ASAR, 14, 1934 SAKA)
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PART II
HARYANA GOVERNMENT
LAW AND LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT
Notification
The 5
th July, 2012
No. Leg. 19/2012— The following Ordinance of the Governor of Haryana promulgated
under clause (I) of article 213 of the Constitution of India, on the 2
nd July, 2012, is hereby
published for general information
` Haryana Ordinance No. 3 of 2012
THE HARYANA PROHIBITON OF RAGGING IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
ORDINANCE, 2012

( Govt College, Hansi has adopted this Ordinance on 20.09.2012 )
An
Ordinance
To provide for prohibition of ragging in educational institutions in the State of Haryana
and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Promulgated by the Governor of Haryana in the sixty-third year of the Republic of India.
Whereas the Legislature of the State of Haryana is not in session and the Governor is
satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action.
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause ( I ) of article 213 of the
Constitution of India. The Governor of Haryana hereby Promulgates the following Ordinance:
1. This Ordinance may be called the Haryana Prohibition of ragging in Educational
Institution Ordinance, 2012.
2. in this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires, ---
(a) “Committee” means an anti ragging Committee constituted under section 5 of the
Ordinance.
(b) “educational institute” means a school, college, university or an institute and
its constitution unit and includes canteen, hostel or transport provided by school, college or
university, whether within or outside the premises;
(c) “Government” means Government in the State of Haryana.
(d) “Head” means the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Principal of the College
or Principle/Headmaster of the School, as the case may.

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Definitions

HARYANA GOVT. GAZ (EXTRA) JULY 5, 2012
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be head of an institution or Director of an educational institute by whatever name called;
(e) “institution” means technical and professional institute and includes institution
imparting education and research facilities set by an Act of Parliament of State;
(f) ‘ragging” means doing an act which causes or is likely to cause insult or annoyance or
fear or apprehension or threat of intimidation or outrage of the modesty or injury to a student and
includes the following acts, namely:-
(i) abetment to ragging;
(ii) criminal conspiracy to ragging;
(iii) unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging;
(iv) public nuisance created during ragging;
(v) verbal abuse and aggression, indecent gestures and obscene behaviour;
(vi) outraging the modesty;
(vii) injury to body, causing heart or grievous hurt;
(viii) wrongful restraint;
(ix) wrongful confinement;
(x) use of criminal force;
(xi) assault as well as sexual offence;
(xii)extortion;
(xii) trespass;
(xiv) offence against property;
(xv) criminal intimidation;
(xvi) physical or psychological humiliation;
(xvii) defamation or threat to defame;
(xvii) any type of abuse through electronic media;
(xix) threat to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences;
(g) “Ordinance” means the Haryana Prohibition of ragging in Educational Institution
Ordinance, 2012;
(h) “State” means the State of Haryana;
(i) “student” means any person pursuing education in an educational institution;

HARYANA GOVT. GAZ (EXTRA) JULY 5, 2012
(ASAR, 14, 1934 SAKA)
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3. (1) There shall be a complete prohibition of ragging of a student in all the
educational institute, in any form and nature;
(2) No educational institute shall permit or condone any incident of ragging in any
form and shall take all necessary and required measures including but not limited to the
provisions of the Ordinance to achieve the objectives of eliminating ragging within the
educational institute or outside.
(3) No student shall practice ragging in any form, within or outside the premises of
an educational institute.
(4) All educational institutes shall take action in accordance with the Ordinance
against those found guilty of ragging.
4. The Head shall;-
(i) be overall responsible to stop and prevent ragging and take all necessary preventive
measures to prohibit ragging in educational institute and shall ensure that no person practice
ragging in any form within or outside the premises of an educational institution and adopt
required measures to achieve the object;

(ii) obtain an undertaking in writing from the students, in case he is eighteen or
above or form his parents/guardian in case he is less than eighteen that he

shall not attempt, abet or commit ragging inside or outside the educational
institution at the time of admission;

(iii) give full publicity to the provisions of the Ordinance and about the members
of the committee along with their mobile numbers etc. by placing the same at

prominent places as well as at notice board in the educational institution and
also make it a part of prospectus and upload on its website, if any;

(iv) give full publicity to the punishments to be awarded for ragging through
open circulars and suitable posters in the educational institution; and

(v) notify any change in the constitution of the committee immediately and shall
take necessary action as per clause (iii) above.

5. (1) There shall be constituted with immediate effect one or more committee (s) in all
educational institutions by the Head, depending upon strength of students, vastness of
premises of the educational institution and the number of departments etc.
(2) Each committee shall consist of three senior faculty members out of which at
least one shall be a women and senior most amongst them shall be the Chairperson. The
committee shall also consist of two representatives from amongst the parents of the
students including a woman to be nominated by the Head;

Prohibition of
ragging

Duties and
responsibility of
Head
Constitution of
Committee

HARYANA GOVT. GAZ (EXTRA) JULY 5, 2012
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Provided that in case of an educational institution exclusively for boys or girls, all the
members may he male or female, as the case may be.
(3) The parents of the students nominated in a committee shall hold office for a
maximum term of two academic sessions.
6. (1) The committee or any member thereof shall have power to inspect any class
room, hostel room or any other enclosure where it apprehends that any incident of
ragging is being is committed or there is apprehension of the same.
(2) The committee may take appropriate steps and suggest such measures as deemed
necessary, to the Head.
(3) On receipt of an information by any member of the committee from the Head, a
student, parents or any source in writing or through any electronic media that an act of
ragging is being committed or there is apprehension of the same, he shall intimate the
same to the Chairperson and may conduct raid, if necessary or take other appropriate
steps to stop the act of ragging.
(4) The member or the committee may conduct on the spot inquiry observing a fair
and transparent procedure and the principle of natural justice and shall give an adequate
opportunity to the victim student and student accused of ragging and other witnesses and
may also ask them to produce other documents or witnesses, if necessary, concerning the
incident of ragging.
(5) The committee shall submit the inquiry report to the Head within seventy two
hours of the incident for appropriate action under the act.
Provided that in case an offence is committed under the provisions of Indian Penal Code,
1860 (45 of 1860) and is a cognizable offence, the member shall immediately report the
matter to the Head.
7. (1) The Head shall examine the report and if satisfied will take appropriate action as
per the gravity of offence.
(2) On receipt of the report of ragging, the Head will direct the committee to make
an inquiry and report.
(3) The committee, or an receipt of any information concerning any reported incident
of ragging the Head, shall immediately determine if a criminal offence is made out and if
so, it either on his own motion or through a member of the committee authorized by him,
proceed to file first Information Report immediately.
Provided that the educational institution shall also continue with its own inquiry and
other measures without waiting for action on the part of the police and such remedial
action shall be initiated and complete immediately.
(4) If the Head is not satisfied with the report made by the committee, he may,
himself, conduct an independent enquiry and pass any appropriate orders in writing, for
reasons to be recorded therein.

Powers and functions
of committee
Action to be
taken by Head

HARYANA GOVT. GAZ (EXTRA) JULY 5, 2012
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He may also decide to lodge first Information Report if an offence is found to have been
committed under the Indian Panel Code,1860 (45 of 1860) and is a Cognizable offence.
8. (1) In a proven case of ragging, whether first Information report has been lodged or
not, the Head shall impose a punishment of suspension for at least a period of two
semesters or one annual academic year, as the case may be, and may also impose any one
combination, of penalties as described in (i) to (x) of sub-section (2):-
(2) Depending upon the nature and gravity of the offence as reported by the
committee, the Head may impose any one or combination of the following punishments
upon the students(s) found guilty:-
(i) withholding or withdrawing scholarship or fellowship other benefits;
(ii) forfeiting campus placement opportunities or recommendations;

(iii) debarring from appearing in any test or examination or other evaluation
process;
withholding of result;
debarring from representing the educational institution in any regional,
national or international meet, tournament, youth festival etc.
suspension or expulsion from the hostel;
cancellation of admission;
(iv)
(v)
(vi)
(vii)
(viii) rustication from the educational institution for a period, ranging upto
three years;
expulsion from the educational institution and consequent debarring from
admission to any other educational institution for a period of three years;
imposition of fine upto twenty five thousand rupees.
(ix)
(x)

9. In case of any contravention of the provisions of the Ordinance or direction or
order made there under by an educational institution, the Head shall be punishable with
imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months and with fine which may
extend to twenty five thousand rupees.
10. (1) The Government may impose a fine on an educational institution, in case it is
not complying with the provisions, directions or orders issued by the Government, from time to
time, which may extend to two lacs rupees in case of a college/school and five lacs in case of a
university.
Provided that no fine shall be imposed unless an opportunity of personal hearing
has been given to an educational institution

Punishments
Offences by
educational
institution
Imposition of fine

HARYANA GOVT. GAZ (EXTRA) JULY 5, 2012
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11. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be in addition to and not in derogation of
the Indian Penal Code 1860 (45 of 1860), the code of criminal procedure. 1973 (2 of 1974), and
the statutes framed under various Haryana Universities Act and other Laws
12. if any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of the Ordinance The
State Government may, by an order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions or
give such directions consistent with the provisions of the Ordinance, as appear to it to be
necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty.

Chandigarh:
The 2
nd July, 2012
JAGANNATH PAHADIA,
GOVERNOR OF HARYANA.

Short title
Provision not to be
derogatory to
certain laws
Power to remove
difficulties

Annexure-VIII
SELF DECLARATION BY THE STUDENT

1. I,_______(full name of student with admission/registration/enrollment number) S/o, D/o
Mr./Mrs./Ms._________________, having been admitted to _________
(name of the
institution)
, have carefully read “ THE HARYANA PROHIBITION OF RAGGING IN
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION ORDINANCE, 2012” and fully understood the provisions
contained in the said Ordinance.
2. I have, in particular, perused clause 2(f) of the Ordinance and am aware as to what
constitutes ragging.
3. I have also, in particular, perused clause 8 of the Ordinance and I am fully aware of the
penal and administrative action that is liable to be taken against me in case I am found
guilty of or abetting ragging, actively or passively, or being part of a conspiracy to
promote ragging.

4. I hereby solemnly aver and undertake that :
(a) I will not indulge in any behaviour or act that may be constituted as ragging under

the Ordnance.
(b) I will not participate in or abet or propagate through any act of commission or
omission that may be constituted as ragging under the Ordinance.
5. I hereby affirm that, if found guilty of ragging, I am liable for punishment according to
Ordinance, without prejudice to any other criminal action that may be taken against me
under any penal law or any, law for the time being in force.
6. I hereby declare that I have not been expelled or debarred from admission in any
institution in the country on account of being found guilty of, abetting or being part of a
conspiracy to promote, ragging; and further affirm that, in case the declaration is found
to be untrue, I am aware that my admission is liable to be cancelled.
Declared this _____________day of ____________month of__________ 2013.

Signature of the Student
Name :

Annexure-IX
SELF DECLARAION BY PARENT/GUARDIAN

1. I, Mr./Mrs./Ms_____________________________________________(full name of
parent/guardian)
father/mother/guardian of, (full name of student with University Roll
Number),
having been admitted to ____________(name of the institution) have
carefully read “ THE HARYANA PROHIBITION OF RAGGING IN EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTION ORDINANCE, 2012” and fully understood the provisions contained in the
said Ordinance.
2. I have, in particular, perused clause 2(f) of the Ordinance and am aware as to what
constitutes ragging.
3. I have also, in particular, perused clause 8 of the Ordinance and I am fully aware of the
penal and administrative action that is liable to be taken against my ward in case he/she
is found guilty of or abetting ragging, actively or passively, or being part of a conspiracy
to promote ragging.

4. I hereby solemnly aver and undertake that :
(a) My ward will not indulge in any behaviour or act that may be constituted as ragging

under the Ordinance.
(b) My ward will not participate in or abet or propagate through any act of commission
or omission that may be constituted as ragging under the Ordinance.
5. I hereby affirm that, if found guilty of ragging, my ward is liable for punishment
according to Ordinance without prejudice to any other criminal action that may be
taken against my ward under any penal law or any, law for the time being in force.
6. I hereby declare that my ward has not been expelled or debarred from admission in any
institution in the country on account of being found guilty of, abetting or being part of a
conspiracy to promote, ragging; and further affirm that, in case the declaration is found
to be untrue, the admission of my ward is liable to be cancelled.
Declared this _____________day of ____________month of__________ 2013.
Signature of the
Parent/Guardian
Name :________________
Address :_______________
Telephone/Mobile No._____
Email ID _______________