K. Rosaiah, the governor of Tamil Nadu says that no stones will be left unturned in order to make Tamil Nadu an "absolutely ragging-free state" in the academic year 2013-2014.
"Several anti-ragging committees and squads have been formed across the state and it is obligatory that these bodies were not just formed in various institutions but also performed the necessary tasks and achieved the desired goals," adds Rosaiah.
In his speech at the Raj Bhavan, on the occasion of the fourth meeting of the state level monitoring cell, the minister spoke about the complete abolishment of ragging. His audience included top government representatives like P. Palaniappan, the Higher Education Minister and Sheela Balakrishna, the Chief Secretary.
The District Level Committees should inform the various institutions about the possible penal actions against the institutions which could also extend to the withholding of grants by the UGC/State Board. Rosaiah also mentions that many reports were “silent” on actions taken against the various suggestions like printing toll free numbers on the ID card and obtaining an undertaking from the students and their parents that they would not be involved in any king of ragging activities.
The minister quoted "Most of the reports are silent on the action taken with regard to this. I wish to reiterate that the above measures are carried out in all the institutions without exception".
In addition to the above measures, he also added by saying that quarterly reports should be sent to the district/university level committees which in turn have to send a consolidated report to the state government which would facilitate proper monitoring and in turn ensuring a ragging-free state.