Only 1% of ragging complaints are registered by UGC
An application was filed with the anti ragging cell of University Grants Commission (UGC) seeking to know the details about the complaints of ragging registered with the cell.
The reply to the application states that the toll free helpline number of anti ragging cell (1800-180-5522) received more than 1.65 lakh calls in the past three months i.e. at a rate of over 55, 000 calls a month or 77 calls an hour. As per the reply, only 190 complaints out of these were registered which forms just around 1% of total complaints received.
The head of the anti ragging cell of UGC contended that a large number of calls are not related to ragging and that most of them are just hoax because there is no charge to make the call. The RTI applicant has challenged the contention that more than 1 lakh calls received by the cell are fake.