Head, RTI Cell
Gaurav passed out of IIT Kanpur in 2002 and at
Society against Violence in Education (SAVE)
he looks after the RTI cell.
Gaurav believes that a fresher even without
disclosing his identity can do a lot to
improve the situation for himself and others.
This can be done using Right to Information (RTI)
and internet by the freshers, to ensure that
the colleges comply with all the UGC and
Supreme Court directives, as well as to expose
the raggers and the college.
Gaurav believes in the power of ideas and one
of the ideas he supports vehemently is putting
the photos of male senior students and contact
details of their parents at the college
website. Ragging occurs because every tyrant
ragger is dead-sure that his parents, brothers
and sisters at home will never ever come to
know about his utterly shameful mis-deeds. If
freshers start identifying the seniors by
photograph at college website and start
calling and informing the parents of seniors,
ragging will automatically come down by 90% in
India, he believes!
Apart from this he encourages students to file
RTIs to the colleges to ensure all the UGC
regulations, like lodging of freshers in
separate hostels, formation of Anti-Ragging
flying squads, and proper actions once a
complaint is filled. He has written the RTI
process in detail at SAVEs website and has
also posted some sample RTI applications for
Gaurav wants to explore ideas that require
very little effort, but have the potential to
bring-in an unprecedented reduction in the
level of ragging in the country.
He can be contacted at
( Please replace "[AT]"
,i.e., rtidesk@no2.... )
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