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GALSI MAHAVIDYALAYA

Estd : 2007. Government Aided.
Affiliated to The University of Burdwan

  • Purba Bardhaman
    Station Road, Galsi, West Bengal 713406
    0342-2999052
     galsimahavidyalaya2007@gmail.com

  • INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION CELL – Galsi Mahavidyalaya


    INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION CELL

    INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION CELL

    1. Vishakha Guidelines
    2. UGC Notification
    3. Notification of Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act

    Preface

    Any action relating to the sexual harassment at the workplace violate the fundamental rights of women to equality under Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India, as well as their right to life and to live with dignity under Article 21 of the Constitution. Moreover, it infringes upon their right to engage in any profession or occupation within a safe environment free from sexual harassment. The institute has ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’ towards sexual harassment of any kind.
    To address instances of sexual harassment effectively, an approved committee, comprising members from various designations, is made available on the college website. Victims of sexual harassment are encouraged to contact any suitable committee member directly via phone or in writing, or to communicate their concerns to the principal through any available means of communication.


    Primary Goals of ICC

  • To develop a policy against sexual harassment of women at the Institute.
  • To develop a mechanism for the prevention and redressal of the cases regarding sexual harassment and other acts of gender-based violence at the Institute.
  • To maintain the commitment of the Institute to provide an environment free of gender-based discrimination.


  • Definition of sexual Harassment

    According to THE SEXUALHARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT THE WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT 2013, sexual harassment includes any one or more of the following unwelcome acts or behaviour (whether directly or by implication) namely:

  • Physical contact and advances
  • A demand or request for sexual favours
  • Making sexually coloured remarks
  • Showing pornography
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.


  • Functions of ICC

  • To develop a mechanism for registering complaints which should be safe, accessible, and sensitive.
  • To address the complaints about sexual harassment, conduct enquiries, provide assistance and redressal to the victims, recommend disciplinary action or take immediate action against the harasser, if necessary.
  • To follow-up action and monitor the same.
  • To recommend the college authority to provide assistance to the complainant if she so chooses to file a complaint in relation to the offence under the Indian Penal Code or any other law for the time-being in force.
  • To recommend the college authority to provide the medical intervention with the consent of the complainant or even without consent in such cases where the complainant is physically or mentally incapacitated to give her consent.
  • To recommend the college authority to arrange for appropriate psychological, emotional, and physical support (in the form of counselling, security and other assistance) to the victim if she so desires.


  • Complaint Mechanism

    A sanctioned committee, comprising members representing diverse designations along with their respective contact numbers, is periodically updated on the website and prominently displayed at various locations within the college premises. Any victim may directly contact any suitable member via phone or in writing, or communicate with the principal through any available means of communication. The duration elapsed since the incident occurred will not be considered a hindrance at the time of lodging the complaint.


    Redressal Mechanism

    Following the lodging of a complaint, a meeting of the ICC &Sexual Harassment Cell is convened within two working days of the complaint’s receipt. During this discussion, the victim may be requested to physically appear before the committee members to present his/her case. Subsequently, the issue is addressed and resolved within three days of the complaint being lodged.


    Formation and Structure of the Cell

    [As per UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulation, 2015]
    1. Dr Dipanwita Pal (Presiding Officer)
    2. Shri Somjit Ray (member)
    3. Dr Rupasree Chatterjee (member)
    4. Dr Abhisek Karmakar (member)
    5. Smt. Sampriya Chatterjee (member)
    6. Smt. Jebunnessa Khatun (member)
    7. Dr Tapas Makar, (member), NGO Representative.
    8. Jyoti Kumari Chaudhary (Student Representative if student related matter arises)
    9. Anusua Koner(Student Representative if student related matter arises)
    10. Soma Khatun (Student Representative if student related matter arises)

    To submit any complaint related to sexual harassment mail us at complain.galsimv@gmail.com