Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, direct or by implications (Definition by Hon. Supreme Court) as:

  1. Physical contact and advances;
  2. A demand or request for sexual favors
  3. Sexually colored remarks
  4. Showing pornography;
  5. Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature
  6. The sexual harassment need not involve physical contact. The first principle of sexual harassment is that it is against the consent of the person concerned. Any contact that creates a hostile work environment counts as sexual harassment.
Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013 :

With the enactment of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace [Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act 2013, (Sexual Harassment Act)] in April 2013, consistent with the Vishakha judgment. The Act aspires to ensure women’s right to workplace equality, free from sexual harassment through compliance with the above mentioned three elements.
This policy aims at:-

  1. Prohibition of any unwelcome behaviour that constitutes workplace sexual harassment;
  2. Preventionof workplace sexual harassment through orientation, awareness and sensitization sessions; and
  3. Provision of a detailed framework for redressal mechanism
Working of ICC, DMIMS (DU): :
  • Members of ICC meet quarterly
  • Redressal of complaints of sexual harassment at DMIMS(DU)
  • Distributing the guidelines for the creation of healthy environment in all the colleges affiliated to the DMIMS(DU) University.
  • To make the campus safe, free of sexual harassment with zero tolerance.
  • To take stock of all complaints of sexual harassment at work place at DMIMS(DU).
  • Awareness programmes for teaching/non-teaching staff/students on gender bias, sexual harassment, women empowerment
  • Generation of report and submit to university officials
Complaint Mechanism :
  • Where to Complaint: The victim can make complaint to any higher officials which ultimately shall be redressed by the ICC, DMIMS (DU). Such complaint mechanism ensures time bound treatment of complaints.
  • What should it contain: Firstly, it should be in the written format. In the complaint it should be made clear that how she was sexually harassed or how her harassment could be determined according to the parameters fixed by the Supreme Court
  • Refressal: On receiving such complaints appropriate action shall be taken by the ICC to resolve the issue according to the service rules of the University
Internal Complaint Committee
Name Designation
Dr. Mrs Alka Rawekar Professor, Dept of Physiology JNMC Chairperson
Dr Mrs Vidya Baliga Reader, Dept of Periodontics, SPDC Member
Mrs Sadhna Saraf NGO Representative Member
Mrs. S. Parihar Admin. Officer, Allied Health Sciences Member
Dr. Irshad Quereshi Professor, RNPC Member
Dr. Pradnya Dandekar Professor, Sharirakriya, MGAC Member
Mrs Jaya Gawai Lecturer, MNN Department, SRMMCON Member
Dr. Zahir Quazi Professor, Dept of Community Medicine,JNMC Member
Dr. Shilpa B.S. Lecturer,Department of Periodontics,SPDC Secretary
Contact Person
Dr. Alka Rawekar
Chairperson, ICC
Professor, Dept of Physiology JNMC
Mobile : 9823916173
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