Mumbai, Jan 29: Maharashtra may soon be getting a high-level committee, comprising the governor and the chief minister, to deal with the ragging menace which is increasingly plaguing in the state.
"We have proposed a high-level committee comprising the governor, the chief minister, the deputy chief minister and the ministers related to education field to monitor the issue," higher and technical education minister Rajesh Tope is quoted as saying in a news agency report.
Stating that tackling ragging in the state is has now become a priority for the government, Tope said that chief minister Ashok Chavan's approval on the proposal is awaited.
The proposal is based on one of the recommendations of the Raghavan Committee report to curb ragging.
Besides this, the government is working towards introducing day-awareness programme in all the colleges from the next academic year to inform them about the anti-ragging law.
"Students feel helpless and frustrated due to lack of knowledge about anti-ragging law. We want them to know the law and where they should approach for complaint on the first day of their college," Tope added.