In pursuance of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act 2013) the Rules that are framed there under, the Institute hereby adopts the following procedure for determining complaints filed to the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) constituted under the Act. The procedure complies with the basic principles of natural justice and fair play and has to be adhered to in all complaints.
- The committee is constituted with Seven Teaching staff, two Non-Teaching staff and two students by the Head of the Institution
- The committee shall conduct the meeting at least once in four months to discuss organizing activities such as awareness programs, orientation programs, training for members of the ICC to deal with complaints, steer the process of conciliation with sensitivity etc.
- All complaints are treated unbiased manner with zero tolerance.
- All complaints and investigations are treated confidentially and information is disclosed strictly on a need-to-know basis.
ICC Redressal Mechanism
- A victim has to submit his/her complaint letter in person or E-mail to any committee member of ICC.
- Complaint which is received by the member should be immediately intimated to the Chairperson of the committee.
- A meeting should be called within 3 days for discussing the matter by the committee members
- The committee shall discourse on its jurisdiction to accept or reject the complaint based on its severity.
- If the complaint is accepted, the committee will summon the person who harassed the victim for the enquiry.
- The committee will investigate the complaint and find out truth behind the incident in a timely and impartial manner.
- The committee will submit a written report to the head of the institution recommending the appropriate action to be taken based on the quality of the evidence to address the situation such as discipline for the perpetrator and also providing moral support for the victim.
Guidelines for prevention and redressal of harassment in Higher Educational institutions in TamilNadu
Guidelines on safety of students on and off campus in HEIs
Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women employees and students in higher educational institutions Published by UGC, Regulations 2015
Saksham: Measures for Ensuring the Safety of Women and Programmes for Gender Sensitisation on Campuses: 2013
Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace published by UGC, Act 2013
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