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UGC seeks data about sexual harassment complaints from varsities, colleges

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (UGC) has directed varsities and higher educational institutions to submit data about the number of complaints received by them and their status.

The commission has also sought a report on the constitution of (ICC) to deal with complaints of these nature.

"The colleges and universities were earlier asked to constitute an ICC and a special cell in their respective institutions to deal with issue of gender-based violence, and conduct gender sensitisation programmes," UGC said.

"The varsities and higher educational institutions have been asked to submit details of complaints received till March 31 and their status by July 31 to enable UGC to compile the data and furnish it to the government," he added.

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

First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 14:11 IST