Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)
Constitution of ICC-SHW for considering complaints of sexual harassment of women employees at PSGVPM’s SIP Arts, GBP Science and STKV Sangh Commerce College, Shahada
In compliance with the instructions of the National Commission for women and guidelines issued in implementation of the directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 13th August 1997 in the case of Visakha and others vs. State of Rajasthan and Others on the subject of sexual harassment of women in the workplace, this Department had duly constituted a Complaint Committee for considering complaints of sexual harassment of women working in the Department of Science and Technology. The composition of the Complaints Committee was revised subsequent to the transfer etc. of the existing Chairperson/Member. This Committee in the Department has now been re-constituted on 12th July 2017 for considering complaints of sexual harassment of women employees.
The details with regard to the Act & rules, role, functions, etc. of ICC are as given below:
|Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and Rule 2013
|Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and Rule 2016
|Minutes of the meeting of the Internal Complaints Committee on Sexual Harassment
Ragging constitutes one or more of any of following acts:
According to the Supreme Court guideline, Sexual harassment can be defined as “unwelcome” sexually determined behavior (whether directly or by implication) as:
Demand or request for sexual favors.
Sexually Physical contact and advances.
Other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.
- To take consistent action for prevention, prohibition and redresses of complaints received regarding sexual harassment and gender discrimination of women personnel at the workplace
- Make recommendations to the management to lay down procedures for the prohibition, resolution, settlement and prosecution of acts of discrimination and sexual harassment, by the students and the employees.
- Deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized and termination of the harassment.
- Recommend appropriate action against the guilty party to the Management
The Process for Complaint and Inquiry:
Step I: An aggrieved woman should give a written complaint either in person or through post or email. It should be submitted to the ‘Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Atrocities against Women Committee’ within 3 months of the date of the incident. The time limit may be extended for a further period of 3 months if, on account of certain circumstances, the woman was prevented from filing the complaint. If the aggrieved woman is unable to make a complaint, her legal heirs may do so.
Step II: On receipt of the complaint, the ICC will proceed to make an inquiry in accordance with the service rules or in their absence, in accordance with rules under the Act. The inquiry will be completed within 90 days. And the inquiry report will be submitted within 10 days from the date of completion of the inquiry.
Step III: If the ICC finds that the allegations against the respondent are proven, it will submit a report to the Principal to take action for sexual harassment as misconduct in accordance with the provisions of the applicable service rules or where no service rules exist, in accordance with rules framed under the Act.
Step IV: The college management will act on the recommendations of ICC within 60 days of the submission of the inquiry report.
Step V: Appeal against the decision of the ICC is allowed within 90 days of the recommendations.
Composition of the ICC:
|Name of the members
|Mobile Number and E- mail
|Dr. M. M. Jogi
|Prof. S. P. Fulpagare
|Prof. V. K. Patil
|Prof. Varsha I. Patil
|Prof. K. K. Patel
|Member ( Supervisor, Jr. College)
|Prof. Surekha I. Patil
|External Member (NGO)
|Dr. M. K. Patel
|Member ( Vice Principal)
|Prof. Dr. S. D. Shindkhedkar
|Member( Vice Principal)
|Mr. Sunil Bhandarkar
|Member ( Non-teaching)
|Ms. Utkarsha Nikam