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Hry govt constitutes committee for protection of women from sexual harassment at workplace

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

With a view to providing protection against sexual of women at workplace, the government has constituted an internal complaint committee, an official said today.

He said that in terms of provisions of the Sexual of Women at (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act, 2013, the internal complaint committee would be deemed to be an inquiry authority for the purpose of the Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 2016 and the report of the committee would be deemed to be an inquiry report.

Disciplinary authority would act upon the report in accordance with the rules, the said.

The internal complaints committee would be responsible for redressal of the complaint made by the victim and ensure time-bound treatment of the complaint as provided in the Act, he said.

The said Neerja Shekhar would be the or presiding of the committee, whereas Neelam Kashyap, Deputy Advocate General, Haryana, Aarti Chadha, and Satbir Singh, Under would be its members.

The presiding and every member of the internal complaint committee would hold office for such period not exceeding three years, from the date of his or her nomination, he added.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 15:00 IST