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AIR sexual harassment case: Charges against accused proved, says NCW

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The charges against the accused in nine cases of at (AIR) have been proved and stringent action has been taken against him, the NCW said.

The was told by Prasar that the charges against the accused were proved in the enquiries conducted by the and it recommended the stringiest action.

"The disciplinary authority accepted the recommendations and the authority imposed a major penalty of reduction to a lower pay scale by two stages for one year and no increment during the reduction period. After the expiration of one year, the reduction period will have effects on subsequent increments," the NCW said in a statement.

The accused was also transferred as an administrative measure, it added.

The Prasar report also mentioned that certain preventive measures have also been taken by All India Radio, like posting of women Programme Executives as station In-Charge, installation of CCTV cameras at vantage points, and providing transport facility to women employees during odd hours.

Further, the Secretariat has issued all its directorates to send quarterly progress reports in respect of complaints being inquired into by the respective Internal Committees.

The has received an Action Taken Report (ATR) from regarding steps taken on complaints by women employees of against an

The NCW, in its letter dated 15th November, had directed the CEO, to conduct an enquiry into the complaints after it received a formal complaint dated November 12 from the Casual Announcer and Comperes Union alleging sexual harassment at workplace of casual announcers and comperes working in different stations of AIR throughout the country.

The NCW had sought an ATR within 15 days. The matter was also brought to the notice of I&B for his "personal intervention" in the matter.

Earlier on November 9, Women and wrote to Information and to ensure that a "sensitive and fair system" is put in place at the state-owned AIR to address the sexual harassment complaints.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:11 IST
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