In pursuance of UGC (Prevention, prohibition and Redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions) Regulations, 2015 read with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and in partial modification of Office Order No. 449 dated 05.08.2016, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) is re-constituted as under to deal with the complaints relating to Sexual harassment at work place.
About the Internal Complaints Committee
Under Section 4 of the POSH Act at all workplaces with 10 or more employees, the employer must form an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC). This is an obligation that must be adhered to by public and private organizations.
This initial in-house body plays the most important role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the provisions of the POSH Law and also towards the fulfillment of its objectives.
An aggrieved woman has to approach the ICC to file a complaint relating to sexual harassment. After receiving the complaint from the aggrieved woman, the Committee inquires into the matter and accordingly makes recommendations.
- To evolve a permanent mechanism for the prevention and redressal of sexual harassment cases and other acts of gender based violence at the Institute.
- To uphold the commitment of the Institute to provide an environment free of gender bias.
- To create a secure physical and social environment to deter any act of sexual harassment.
- To promote a social and psychological environment to raise awareness on sexual harassment in its various forms.
- To encourage participation of Invitees working in the area of women’s development.
- To disseminate knowledge about rights and laws related to women through Workshop & Seminar.
Duties of the Internal Complaints Committee
The Internal Complaints Committee once constituted, plays a pivotal role in the effective implementation of the provisions at the workplace.
A general list of duties of the Committee is enumerated as follows:
- Implementation of the Anti–Sexual Harassment Policy at the workplace.
- Submit an Annual Report (Including details like the number of case files at their disposal, etc.).
- Bring about awareness about what comprises ‘sexual harassment’ at the workplace by way of workshops, posters, documents, notices, seminars, etc.
- Publicize the policy framework effectively.
- Provide the victims with a safe and accessible mechanism of complaint.
- Initiation of inquiry at the earliest.
- Redress the complaints in a judicious manner.
- Provide interim relief to the complainant.
- Provide an opportunity for conciliation wherever possible.
- Stick to the principles of natural justice at all stages of the proceedings.
- Whenever required, forward the complaint to the police.
- Submit the inquiry report along with recommendations.
- Maintain confidentiality in regard to the proceedings taking place before the Committee.
The following persons as members of ICC
|Dr.P.Samiyammal, Dept.Of Physics||Presiding Officer|
|2||Prof.R.Latha, IQAC Co-Ordinator||Vice Presiding Officer|
|3||Dr.R.Suja Pandian, Dept.of Bio-Chemistry||Member|
|4||Mr.S.Madhan Kumar, Advocate||Member|
|7||Dr.V.Mala, Dept of Chemistry||Member|
|8||Prof.B.Jeyam, Dept.of Maths||Member|
|9||Dr.A.Venkatesan, Dept.of Physics||Member|
|10||Prof.M.Senthil kumar, Dept.of Tamil||Member|
|11||Prof.Mathi Muthra, Dept.of BHM||Member|
|14||Ms.Sofia, II M.Sc Chemistry||Member|
|15||Ms.Abirami, II M.Sc Physics||Member|
|16||Dr. M. Rampier||Member|
|17||Mr. U. Ilamurugu||Member|
|18||Mr. D. Siva Ram||Member|
|19||Mr. S. Siva Kumar||Member|
|20||Mr. K. Raja||Member|
ICC Minutes Reports:
Asst . Professor of Physics
Annai College of Arts & Science