The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 is India’s first law against prevention, prohibition, and redressal of sexual harassment for women at the workplace. The Act, along with its rules, is collectively called the POSH law.The POSH Act of 2013 builds upon the Vishaka guidelines laid out in 1997 by the Supreme Court of India. The act applies to women working in the private, government, and informal sectors.
Management and ICC Responsibilities
The Process for Complaint and Inquiry
An aggrieved woman should give a written complaint either in person or through post or email to the ‘Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Atrocities against Women Committee. The aggrieved should give the complaint within three months of the date of the incident. If the aggrieved woman is unable to make a complaint, her legal heirs may do so.
On receiving the complaint, the ICC will inquire as per service rules or in their absence, according to regulations under the Act. The committee will complete them within 90 days. The committee will submit the report within ten days from the date of completion of the inquiry.
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 a misconduct under the provisions of the applicable service rules or as per rules framed under the Act.
The college management will act on the recommendations of ICC within 60 days of the submission of the inquiry report.
Appeal against the decision of the ICC is allowed within 90 days of the recommendations.
The following table gives information of ICC members
|1||Mrs. Hemlata Gaikwad||Presiding Officer||9422702440|
|2||Mrs. J. S. Yadav||Faculty Member||8600009773|
|3||Mr. R. D. Patil||Faculty Member||9922009438|
|4||Mrs. A. M. Jagtap||Faculty Member||9730374785|
|5||Mrs. Aruna Gurav||Non Teaching Member||9309510095|
|6||Mr. N. N. Jagtap||Non Teaching Member||8999816615|
|7||Dr. Deepa Deshpande||External Member||9860600781|
|8||Dr. Jigna Shah||External Member||9422041974|
|9||Miss. Prasanna Manik Tomake||Student Member (Diploma)||8010717904|
|10||Miss. Kshitija Laxman Patil (Electrical Engineering)||Student Member (U.G.)||8007532375|
|11||Mr. Chaitanya Vaste (MBA I)||Student Member (P.G.)||7038982724|
|12||Mr. S. N. Sawant||Student Member