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All You Need to Know About the POSH Act, 2013

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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

  • Provide a safe working environment.
  • Display the penal consequences of workplace sexual harassment.
  • Employees should undergo POSH training at least once a year.
  • Conduct orientation programmes for the ICC.
  • Assist in any manner required to enable the aggrieved woman to receive justice according to the law.
  • At least one half of the ICC should be women.


The Process for Complaint and Inquiry

Step I:

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.

Step II: 

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.

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 a misconduct under the provisions of the applicable service rules or as per 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.


The following table gives information of ICC members

Sr.No. Name Designation Phone
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
(Research Scholar)