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ORDINANCE XV-B (Maintenance of Discipline among Students of the University)

1.All powers relating to discipline and disciplinary action are vested in the Vice-Chancellor.
2.The Vice Chancellor may delegate all or such powers as he/she deems proper to the Proctor and to such other persons as he/she may specify in this behalf.
3.Without prejudice to the generally to power to enforce discipline under the Ordinance. The following shall amount to acts of gross indiscipline.
a)Physical assault or threat to use physical force, against any member of the teaching and nonteaching staff of any institution/Department and against any student within the University of Delhi.
b)Carrying of, use of, or threat to use of weapons.
c)Any violation of the provisions of the Civil Rights Protection Act, 1976.
d)Violation of the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes:
e)Any practice-whether verbal or otherwise-derogatory of women:
f)Any attempt at bribing or corruption in any manner:
g)Wilful destruction of institutional property:
h)Creating ill-will or intolerance on religious or communal grounds:
i)Causing disruption in any manner of the academic functioning of the University system j) Ragging as per ordinance XV-C

4.Maintenance of discipline and taking such action in the interest of maintaining discipline as may seem him/her appropriate, the Vice-Chancellor, may in the exercise of his/her powers aforesaid order or direct that any students or students
a)Be expelled: or
b)Be, for a stated period rusticated; or
c)Be not for a stated period, admitted to a course or courses of study in a College, Department or Institution of the University; or
d)Be fined with a sum of rupees that may be specified: or
e)Be debarred from taking a University or College or Departmental Examination or Examinations for one or more years: or
f)That the result of the students or students concerned in the Examination or Examinations in which he/she or they have appeared be cancelled.

5.The Principals of the College, Heads of the Halls, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Teaching Departments in the University, the Principal, School of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education and Librarian shall have the authority to exercise all such disciplinary powers over students in their respective Colleges, Institutions, Faculties and Teaching Departments in the University as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the Institutions, Halls and teaching the concerned Department. They may exercise their authority through, or delegate authority to, such of the teachers in their Colleges, Institutions or Departments as they may specify for these purpose.

6.Without prejudice to the powers of the Vice-Chancellor and the Proctor as aforesaid, detailed rules of discipline and proper conduct shall be framed. These rules may be supplemented, where necessary, by the Principals of Colleges, Heads of Halls, Deans of Faculties and Heads of Teaching Departments in this University. Each student shall be expected to provide himself/herself with a copy of these rules.

7.At the time of admission, every student shall be required to sign a declaration that on admission he/she submits himself/herself to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Vice-Chancellor and the several authorities of the University who may be vested with the authority to exercise discipline under the Acts, the Statutes, the Ordinances and the Rules that have been framed there under by the University. 6. At the time of admission, every student shall be required to sign a declaration that on admission he/she submits himself/herself to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Vice-Chancellor and the several authorities of the University of who may be vested with the authority to exercise discipline.

(Prohibition of Ragging)

1.Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited, within the premises of College/Department or Institution and any part of Delhi University system as well as on public transport.
2.Any individual or collective act or practice or ragging constitutes gross indiscipline and, shall be dealt under Ordinance XV(C).
3.Ragging for the purpose of this Ordinance, ordinarily means any act, conduct or practice by which dominant power or status of senior students is brought to bear on students freshly enrolled or students who are in any way consider edinferior by other students and includes individual or collective acts or practices which
(a)involve physical assault or threat or use of physical force;
(b)violate the status, dignity and honour of women students;
(c)violate the status, dignity and honour of students belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes;
(d)expose students to ridicule and contempt and affect their self-esteem;
(e)entail verbal abuse and aggression, indecent gestures and obscene behavior.

4.The Principal of a College, the Head of the Department or an Institution, the authorities of College or University Hostel or Halls or Residence shall take immediate action on any information of the occurrence of ragging.
5.Notwithstanding anything in Clause (4) above, the Proctor may also suo motoenquire into any incident of ragging and make report to the Vice-Chancellor of the identity of those who have engaged in ragging and the nature of the incident.
6.The Proctor may also submit an initial report establishing "the identity of the perpetrators of ragging and the nature of the ragging incident".
7.If the Principal of a College or Head of the Department or Institution or the Proctor is satisfied that for some reason, to be recorded in writing, it is no treasonably practical to hold such an enquiry, he/she may so advice the Vice-Chancellor accordingly.
8.When the Vice-Chancellor is satisfied that it is not expedient to hold such an enquiry, his/her decision shall be final.
9.On the receipt of a report under Clause (5) or (6) or a determination by the relevant authority under Clause (7) disclosing the occurrence of ragging incidents described in Clause 3 (a), (b) and (c), the Vice Chancellor shall direct or order rustication of a student or students for a specific number of years.
10.The Vice-Chancellor may in other cases of ragging order or direct that any student or students be expelled or be not for a stated period, admitted to a course of study in a college, departmental examination for one or more years or that the results or the student or students concerned in the examination or examination in which they appeared be cancelled.
11.In case where students who have obtained degree or diploma of Delhi University are found guilty under this Ordinance, appropriate action will be taken under Statute 15 for withdrawal of degree or diploma conferred by the University.
12.For the purpose of this Ordinance abetment to ragging will also amount to ragging.
13.All Institutions within the Delhi University System shall be obligated to carryout instructions/directions issued under this Ordinance, and to give aid and assistance to the Vice-Chancellor to achieve the effective implementation

An Act to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and formatters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

WHERE AS sexual harassment results in violation of the fundamental rights of a woman to equality under articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India and her right to life and to live with dignity under article 21 of the Constitution and right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business which includes a right to a safe environment free from sexual harassment;

ANDWHEREAS the protection against sexual harassment and the right to work with dignity are universally recognised human rights by international conventions and instruments such as Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, which has been ratified on the 25th June, 1993 by the Government of India;

ANDWHEREAS it is expedient to make provisions for giving effect to the said Convention for protection of women against sexual harassment at workplace.
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