UGC issues Notification regarding prevention of caste based discrimination in Higher Education Institutions

Jun 27, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The University Grants Commission (UGC) on June 26, 2019, has issued a Notification regarding the prevention of caste based discrimination in higher education institutions. The UGC is continuously monitoring the prevention of caste based discrimination and thus requested all the universities, institutes and college to develop a page on their website for lodging complaints of caste discrimination by SC/ST students and also place a complaint register in the Registrar’s or Principal’s office. Every officials or faculty members should desist from any of discrimination against SC/ST students on grounds. The University and colleges should ensure that no official or faculty members indulge in any kind of discrimination against any community of students. The University may constitute a committee to look into the discrimination complaints received from the SC/ST/OBC students or teachers and non-teaching staff. If any such incident comes to the notice of the authorities, action should be taken against the erring official or faculty members promptly.

Every officials are requested to deal with the incidents of caste discrimination very sensitively and send the Action taken Report to UGC within thirty days in the prescribed format (Page 2) at the email id: [email protected]


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