UGC said that every complaint will be investigated and that victims will be offered support and aid. Any member of the university, students, academics, non-academic staff, or administrative staff, can lodge a complaint by going to the UGC website or calling the UGC.
When the complaint was lodged, the relevant authorities such as the Vice-Chancellor and Student Counselors would be alerted by the UGC. “The UGC has given instructions to the authorities in Universities to investigate and support the victims/complainant from the moment a complaint is lodged. The Universities will provide support in the form of counseling, ensuring safety and protection, and support with continuing education or work,” the statement added.
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It said the UGC had also instructed the Universities to provide protection and support to the students who made complaints to ensure that he/she was not further victimised as a result of the complaint. “All members of the University community, including students, academics, non-academic and administration staff could lodge an online complaint in cases of ragging, sexual harassment, sexual or gender based violence, threats and intimidation, bullying and harassment,” the statement said.
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