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In pursuance of UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher education institutions) Regulations, 2015 read with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, an Internal Complaints Committee has been constituted to deal with the complaints relating to Sexual Harassment at workplace.

 

On receipt of a complaint, ICC shall conduct a preliminary enquiry to ascertain the truth behind the allegations by collecting necessary evidence to prove the claims put forward and shall also record statements of witnesses including the complainant. The ICC shall then submit the report of the preliminary enquiry to the Director along with the evidence and documents collected for further proceedings.

 

Where sexual harassment occurs as a result of an act or omission by a third party or outsider, ICC shall take all the necessary steps and reasonable action to assist the affected person in terms of support and preventive action.

 

ICC shall comply with the procedure prescribed in the aforementioned UGC Regulations 2015 and the Sexual Harassment Act for inquiring into the complaint in a time-bound manner. If ICC concludes that the allegations made were false, malicious or the complaint was made knowing it to be untrue or forged or misleading information has been provided during the inquiry, the complainant shall be liable to be punished as per the relevant provision of the aforementioned UGC Regulations2015.

 

In case the allegations are not in the nature of Sexual Harassment, ICC may refer such complaints to the Grievance Redressal Cell.

 

Member Secretary/Chairperson, ICC shall receive the complaints, if any, on behalf of ICC and shall co-ordinate the deliberations of the ICC on the complaints received.

 

Any female employee (faculty, student or staff) of RIPSR can approach ICC for help.

 

Definition of Sexual Harassment:

 

"Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexually inclined behaviour, whether directly or indirectly, such as:

  • Physical contact and advances
  • Demand or request for sexual favours
  • Sexually coloured remarks
  • Showing any pornography, or
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature

What are the possible actions that can be taken against the respondent?

  • Warning
  • Written apology
  • Bond of good behaviour
  • Adverse remark in the Confidential Report
  • Stopping of increments/promotion
  • Suspension
  • Dismissal
  • Any other relevant actions

 

Complaints will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.

 

Inquiry process:

 

·         The inquiry shall be completed within a period of thirty days from the date of the complaint.

 

·         On completion of the inquiry, the ICC shall provide a report of its findings to the Director within a period of ten days from the date of completion of the inquiry and such report be made available to the concerned parties.

 

·         If the allegations against the respondent have been proved, punitive actions will be taken against the respondent.

 

Click here to fill Notice of Harassment/Discrimination Complaint

 

Ministry of Women & Child Development launched an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic -Box (She-Box) on 24th July, 2017 for registering complaints related to Sexual Harassment at workplace. The She-Box is an initiative to provide a platform to the women working or visiting any office of Central Government (Central Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies and Institutions etc.) to file complaints related to Sexual Harassment at workplace under the Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

 

Click here http://www.shebox.nic.in/

 

Members of the Internal Complaints Committee(ICC) - Women

 

Rahman Institute of Pharmaceutical
Sciences And Research
(A Unit of Rahman Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.)

Tepesia, Kamarkuchi, Sonapur, Kamrup (M)

Assam. Pin-782402

Email:ripsrassam@gmail.com

Contact: 9706192766, 7035881517



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