Govt reconstitutes complaint committee on sexual harassment of women

Srinagar, July 20: Governor administration on Friday reconstituted the complaint committee on sexual harassment of women at the workplace.
“In partial modification of Government Order 110.372-GAD of 2018 dated 05.03.2018 and in pursuance of Section 4(1) of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, sanction is hereby accorded to the reconstitution of the Complaint Committee,” said an order, issued by the general administration department.
Sarita Chauhan, IAS, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department has been appointed as the chairperson of the five-member committee.
Besides Kusum Badyal, KAS, Special Secretary to the Government, Housing & Urban Development Department and Nuzhat Shah, Section Officer, Industries & Commerce, the committee will have a representative of an NGO to be nominated by the social welfare department and a person co-opted by the chairperson as two more members.
“The committee will register and enquire into and dispose of the complaints, if any, of sexual harassment against women employees of the Civil Secretariat,” said the order.
“The committee shall submit to the Government in General in Administration Department its report on each complaint received by it regarding sexual harassment against women employee(s) of the Secretariat for consideration of the Government and quarterly/annual reports about the total number of complaints received, enquired by and action taken on the same.”

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