Anti Ragging Helpline in India

Posted In Education, India - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Sunday, June 21st, 2009 With 0 Comments






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Government of India has launched a 24-hour anti-ragging toll-free, helpline that  will help students in distress to get immediate assistance.

Helpline Toll Free Number

1800-180-5522

Email

helpline@antiragging.net

In fact, a student’s single call will immediately go to the head of his institution and the district authority. A supervising authority, likely to be an NGO, will also get to monitor what action has been taken on a student’s complaint. The helpline will operate round-the-clock and function as a watchdog. Once a student calls and registers a complaint, the process of giving him assistance is expected to start within 15 minutes.

The helpline to be operated by Education Consultancy India Ltd (EdCIL) and BSNL will operate the helpline on behalf of UGC. The commission will create a database compiling information provided by students in their affidavits during admission. The information will be stored in an IT-enabled web portal.

When a student calls up the toll-free number 1800-180-5522, the agents at the call centre will ask him about the issue and details. Then the complaint will be registered. The call will be assigned a unique number which will be given to the complainant for future tracking. Students can also file complaints through email at helpline@antiragging.net.

-NKJ