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Anti-Sexual Harssment Cell

The Internal Complaints Committee for prevention of sexual harassment of women at campus, as per ‘The Sexual Harassment at Campus (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013’ and VTU Ref; VTU/BGWICC/2017-18/g for Constitution of College Internal Complaint Committee (CICC) w.r.t. Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment to deal with the sexual harassment complaints of women at the Campus

    The Objective of the Cell is

    • To create a secure physical and social environment which will deter acts of sexual harassment
    • To promote a social and psychological environment that will raise awareness about sexual harassment in its various forms
    • To provide an environment free of gender-based discrimination
    • To facilitate a safe environment that is free of sexual harassment
    • To develop guidelines and norms for policies against sexual harassment
    • To develop principles and procedures to combat sexual harassment
    • To organize gender sensitization awareness programme
    • To deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized
    • Creation and delivery of customized awareness training sessions to the management,internal complaints committee and employees, on a need basis

    On receipt of complaint

    The committee shall, on receipt of a written complaint, promptly initiate inquiry proceedings as per the directions under the

    Sexual Harassment has been defined as: An act of sexual harassment includes any one or more of the unwelcome acts or behavior, whether directly or by implication

    • Physical contact and advances; or
    • A demand or request for sexual favor’s; or
    • Making sexual colored remarks; or iv. Showing pornography; or
    • Any unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature

    Roles and responsibilities

    The committee has to ensure enough steps are taken to create awareness on the topic. If in case any person approaches any of the committee member, the member is immediately required to inform others. A written compliant is required to be taken from the aggrieved person, necessary action to be taken, preferably to settle the matter through counselling and conciliation as soon as possible. In case the matter is not so sorted, inquiry to be conducted and matter to be sorted out within 10 days from the date of compliant. The members to be vigilant all the time and ensure that there is no such incident taking place in campus by creating awareness and having an open dialogue with all the students. Following are the Guidelines to be strictly followed

    • The complainant will have to submit a written and signed complaint addressed to the Presiding officer of the Cell
    • The counselor will call the complainant for a personal meeting, usually within a week from the submission of the written complaint
    • The members of the Cell will discuss the complaint
    • If the case falls outside the purview of the Cell, the complainant will be informed to Director
    • If the case comes under the purview of the Cell, an enquiry committee will be set up
    • The Committee will submit a report and recommend the nature of action to be taken at the earliest by Director
    • If any legal action is required with the help of advocate member of the cell complaint is forwarded to police

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