The Internal Complaints Committee under the provisions of ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2018’ is constituted in the college.
The College has established the Sexual Harassment Redressal Cell. The Cell intends to take care of complaints from women and solve the problems according to UGC guidelines and Supreme Court orders. The Cell creates awareness on sexual harassment redressal mechanisms. The Cell organizes seminars/special talks and speeches about sexual harassment in the campus. The Cell has formulated a committee called Internal Complaint Committee on Sexual Harassment.
Informal methods would be first adopted to resolve the problems amicably. If necessary, the Committee will conduct detailed enquiry. Humanistic approach will be adopted while dealing with the complaint. Safe and fearless environment will be created to speak openly about the harassment.
Sexual harassment is about any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) such as physical contact and advances, demand or request for sexual favours, sexually coloured remarks, showing pornography, or any other unwelcome physical verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.
Sexual harassment is a form of violence against women and a human rights violation. It is a violation of fundamental rights as laid down in the Indian Constitution. Such behaviour transgresses common dignity and gender equality and denies equal opportunity.
According to The Supreme Court definition, sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, such as:-
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