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WOMEN’S GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL CELL

BODY-

Women Grievence Cell was formed with the single motive of securing girls education with a single motive of “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”. Our institution M G Govt. Arts and Science P G College Kharsia has Two senior women Professors appointed as the main Caretaker of the needs of Girls regarding their needs. Dr.Sushila  Goyal is the Coordinator and Sarala Jogi as Assistant Coordinator .

The body is as following

Chairperson    : Dr. P. C. Ghritlahare (Principal)

Convenor         : Dr. Sushila Goel (Asst. Prof.)

Member           : 1. Smt. Sarala Jogi (NCC Officer)

Member           : 2. Smt. Reeta Singh (Asst. Professor)

Member           : 3. Ms. Shreeya Agrawal (President Student Union)

Member           : 4. Ms. Shobha Rajput (CR-MA 3rd sem Hindi)

Member           : 5. Ms. Chandani Manhar (NCC Cadet)

Member           : 6. Ms. Bhagyawati (BSc Student)

  1. Objective of the Women’s Grievance Redressal Cell

1.1 The Cell will deal with the cases / complaints of sexual harassment and any  other type of harassment of the female students, teaching and non-teaching women staff of the college.

1.2 The Cell shall process all the individual complaints and take immediate suitable action.

1.3 The Cell will provide assistance to the Faculty/Colleges for taking preventive steps in the matter of gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

1.4 The Principal will be the Chairman of the Cell and may appoint members of  the cell.

1.5 The Cell may form / review the guidelines / policy for redressal of the grievance as required from time to time, which may be in accordance with those issued by Supreme Court and Government Agencies.

  1. Grievance Procedure

2.1 Any women employee or female student will have the right to lodge a complaint concerning  sexual  harassment  against  a  male  student  or  the  employee  of  the institute by writing a letter or putting the complaint in the Principal’s office.

2.2 The complaint will be afforded full confidentiality at this stage.

2.3 After receiving the complaint, the chairman shall convene the meeting of the cell.

2.4 The chairman will appoint investigation committee, Coordinator will convene the meetings.

2.5 The   investigation   committee   shall   then   decide   the   course   of   action   to proceed.

2.6 The complaint will stand dropped if in accordance to the committee the complaint  has  not  been  able  to  disclose  prima-facie  an  offence  of  sexual harassment by complainer /her representative.

2.7 In case the investigation committee decides to proceed with the complaint,

the wishes of    the   complainer   shall   be   ascertained   and   if   the   complainer wishes that a warning will suffice then alleged offender shall be called to the

meeting of the committee, heard and if satisfied that a warning is just and proper, he

will be warned about his behaviour and non-occurrence of it. In case the complainer requests that the complaint should be proceeded with beyond mere a warning, the same may be proceeded with in the manner prescribed hereafter.

  1. Procedure for investigation

3.1 If the complainer wishes to proceed beyond a mere a warning to the accused, the accused shall be given in writing by the investigation committee an opportunity to explain within one week why he should not be, for good and sufficient reasons, be punished for the act of sexual harassment on his part.

3.2 If the written explanation of the accused is not found to be satisfactory or if he

does not provide any written explanation, the investigation committee will decide whether the offence deserves a minor penalty or a major penalty.

3.3 In the event that the investigation committee deciding that the accused be

imposed a minor penalty, the said penalty will be recommended by the investigation committee to the chairman of the cell for decision.

3.4 If the investigation committee comes to a conclusion that the accused in case if his guilt proved, should be imposed a major penalty, it shall make a recommendation of action. If the accused is an employee, he may be placed under suspension under the provisions of act.

3.5 If a person is charged with physical molestation or rape on college / society’s premises, he shall be immediately placed under suspension pending the completion of the investigation and enquiry. Appropriate actions can be initiated as per the laws of Indian penal code.

  1. Punishment for sexual harassment

4.1 Any member of the institute fraternity (student/employee/outsider related to

institute) found guilty of sexual harassment shall be liable to be punished. This shall be subject to the same penalties for major or minor misconduct as prescribed under government/ university rules.

4.2 A student guilty of sexual harassment shall be liable for any of the following penalties:

  1.  Warning or reprima
  2.   Suspension from university/ college for a period of one m
  3.   Debarment from appearing for the examination for a period up to three yea
  4.   Rustication from the university as the case may be.
  5.   Any other punishment as defined by the government/ university ac

    5. Protection against Victimization

The committee noted and approved the policy on Protection against Victimization of the

Women’s Grievance Redressal Cell as following-

(a)    In the event of the complainer being a student and the accused being a teacher, during the pendency of the investigation and inquiry and even after such an enquiry if the teacher is found to be guilty, the accused will not act as an examiner for any examination for which the student appea

(b)    In the event the complainer and the accused both being employees, during the pendency of the investigation and enquiry even after such an enquiry if the accused is found to be guilty, the accused shall not write the condition reports of the complainer, if it is otherwise so authorized.