National Medical Commission (Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges and Institutions) Regulations, 2021

The National Medical Commission has notified the National Medical Commission (Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges and Institutions) Regulations, 2021 vide notification dated 18th November, 2021.

 

Key highlights:

  • Every medical college or institution shall comply with the anti-ragging directions and submit a compliance report to the Commission annually in the format provided in Form III.
  • If any medical college or institution fails to comply with these regulations and curb ragging, the Commission shall take appropriate action as it may deem fit such as:
  • Initiate de-recognition process against such medical college or institution;
  • reduce the admission capacity of that medical college or institution to such extent to which the Commission may deem fit;
  • Stop further admission in that medical college or institution until further orders;
  • Stop renewal of permission for undergraduate, postgraduate and super specialty medical courses;
  • Post the information regarding penalties so imposed on the concerned medical college or institution on the website of the Commission for information of all concerned.
  • Institution shall constitute an Anti-Ragging Squad with duties such as:
  • Adhering to a duty roster if prepared
  • Remaining vigilant and agile at all times and also provide necessary details so that the members are easily reachable even by freshers and other students;
  • Making surprise checks in the hostels, boarding areas, playgrounds and transport facilities and other areas even at odd hours for which the Anti-Ragging Squad shall be duly empowered
  • Making discreet enquiries regarding compliance and adherence of these regulations by seniors
  • Conducting anonymous surveys that may be random, to identify possibly unreported incidents of ragging as designed by the medical college or institution.

 


*Tanvi Singh, Editorial Assistant has reported this brief.

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