University Grants Commission on 19 June, 2023 has issued action points for Prevention of Caste-Based Discrimination in Higher Education institutions(HEIs). The HEls were requested to comply with the following action points:
- The officials/faculty members should desist from any act of discrimination against SC/ST students on grounds of their social origin.
- The University/institute/College may develop a page on their website for lodging such complaints of caste discrimination by SC/ST/OBC students and also place a complaint register in the office of the Registrar/Principal for the purpose. lf any such incident comes to the notice of the authorities, action should be taken against the erring official/faculty member promptly.
- The University and its constituent/affiliated colleges should ensure that no officials/faculty members indulge in any kind of discrimination against any community or category of students.
- The University may constitute a committee to look into the complaints of discrimination received from the SC/ST/OBC Students/teachers and non-teaching staff. The Committee shall also include member belonging to SC/ST/OBC category.
Action taken report for the years 2021-22 and 2022-23 shall be published on the university Activity Monitoring Portal (UAMP) of UGC at the link https://ugc.ac.inluamp/) at the earliest and not later than 30s June 2023.