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Women Harassment Committee

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Mrs. Suraj Moli V.S

Chairperson

surajmoli[at]gmail.com

Mrs. Alka Singh

Member

as_281[at]hotmail.com

  • To safeguard the rights of female students, faculty and staff members.
  • To provide a platform for listening to complaints and redressal of grievances.
  • To develop guidelines and norms for policies against women harassment.
  • To develop principles and procedures to combat women harassment.
  • To Conduct awareness programs periodically.
  • To deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment in a time bound manner.
  • Recommends appropriate punitive action against the guilty party to the higher authorities.
  • In 1997, the supreme Court recognised and addressed the issue of sexual harassment at the workplace.
  • The judgment created mandatory sexual harassment prevention guidelines for the workplace, applicable all over India.
  • The knowledge and information about it can lead to a workplace free of sexual harassment for all persons.
  • Sexual Harassment injects the most demeaning sexual stereotypes into the general work environment and always represents an intentional assault on a person`s innermost privacy.
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is a legislative act in India that seeks to protect women from sexual harassment at their place of work.
  • It was passed by the Lok Sabha (the lower house of the Indian Parliament) on 3 September 2012.
  • It was passed by the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Indian Parliament) on 26 February 2013.
  • The Bill got the assent of the President on 23 April 2013. The Act came into force from 9 December 2013.
  • This statute superseded the Vishaka Guidelines for Prevention Of Sexual Harassment (POSH) introduced by the Supreme Court (SC) of India.
  • It was reported by the International Labour Organization that very few Indian employers were compliant to this statute.
  • Most Indian employers have not implemented the law despite the legal requirement that any workplace with more than 10 employees need to implement it.

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