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The college is having its women cell functioning in all campuses. The cell has been established in order to protect the women staff and students associated with the college from any sorts of injustice or sexual harassment of any nature directly and indirectly.

Its mandate is

iconTo provide a neutral, confidential and supportive environment for members of the campus community who may have been sexually harassed.

iconTo advise complainants of the informal and formal means of resolution as specified by the Cell.

iconTo ensure the fair and timely resolution of sexual harassment complaints.

iconTo provide information regarding counselling and support services on our campus.

iconTo ensure that students, faculty and staff are provided with current and comprehensive materials on sexual harassment and assault.

iconTo promote awareness about sexual harassment through educational initiatives that encourage and foster a respectful and safe campus environment.



Objectives
The objectives of the Women cell are:
Prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by promoting gender amity among students and employees; Make recommendations to the Pricipal for changes/ elaborations in the Rules for students in the Prospectus and the Bye-Laws, to make them gender just and to lay down procedures for the prohibition, resolution, settlement and prosecution of acts of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by the students and the employees; Deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized and termination of the harassment;

Purpose
The Women Protection Cell functions with the following purposes;

iconto make them aware of their rights,

iconto help them in knowing the importance of good health and nutrition and facilities available for them,

iconto help them in developing decision making abilities and be self-dependent,

iconto help them in raising their voice against all kinds of discrimination,

iconto help them in changing their mind setup,

iconto assist them in overall development of their personality, and

iconto help them (community women) in knowing about reproductive health care and child care.



Functions
The Women Cell functions for the protection of the rights and any sorts of violence against them. As such, during the orientation programme the students are given information regarding the function of women cell. The women teacher-trainees as well as the staff members are advised to put their problems in writing in the suggestion/complaint boxes fixed in different places of the institution or to discuss directly with the members of the women cell. In case any such problem is reported the members of the cell try to solve the problem through their personal interaction with the complainants and if the matter seems to be out of control, it is to be reported to the principal of the institution. In case of any such problem the staffs as well as the students are expected to report the matter directly to the person in charge of the cell or to put their problems in writing in the Suggestion/ complaints box fixed in different places of the institution.

Powers
The Women Protection Cell is empowered to punish the guilty persons in due consultation with the Principal of the institution. The nature of the punishment is as follows;

iconInformation to the parents.

iconVerbal warning.

iconWritten warning.

iconFinancial punishment

iconInformation to police for legal inquiry and action (if situation arises so)

iconExpelling from college as per rule of university.



Complaints Registration System
Instructions:
The Complaints and Counselling Cell of the commission processes all the complaints whether Received orally, written or suo moto under Section 10 of the NCW Act. The complaints received related to domestic violence, harassment, dowry, torture, desertion, bigamy, rape, and refusal to register FIR, cruelty by husband, deprivation, gender discrimination and sexual harassment at work place.

The complaints are deal with as below:-

iconInvestigations by the police will be monitored.

iconThe matters will be brought to the notice of various state authorities to facilitate action.

iconFamily disputes will be resolved or compromised through counselling.

iconAs per the 1997 Supreme Court Judgment on Sexual Harassment at Workplace, every employer is required to provide for effective complaints procedures and remedies including award of compensation to women victims. In sexual harassment complaints, the concerned organisation will be urged to expedite cases and to monitor.

iconFor serious crimes, the Commission constitutes an Inquiry Committee which makes spot enquiries, examines witnesses, collects evidence and submits the report with recommendations.


Cases falling under following categories are ordinarily not entertained by the Commission.

iconComplaints illegible or vague, anonymous or pseudonymous; or

iconThe Complaint relates to civil dispute between the parties such as contractual rights obligations and the like;

iconThe Complaint relates to service matters not involving any deprivation of women's rights;

iconThe Complaint relates to labour/industrial disputes not involving any deprivation of womens rights:

iconMatter is sub judice before a Court/Tribunal;

iconThe Commission shall not inquire into any matter which is pending before a State Commission or any other Commission duly constituted under any law for the time being in force.

iconMatter already decided by the Commission



Law Related to Women
WOMEN-SPECIFIC LEGISLATIONS

iconThe Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956

iconThe Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (28 of 1961) (Amended in 1986)

iconThe Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986

iconThe Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987 (3 of 1988)

iconProtection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005


WOMEN-RELATED LEGISLATIONS

iconThe Indian Penal Code,1860

iconThe Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872 (15 of 1872)

iconThe Married Women’s Property Act, 1874 (3 of 1874)

iconThe Guardians and Wards Act,1890

iconThe Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923

iconThe Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 (19 of 1929)

iconThe Payments of Wages Act, 1936

iconThe Payments of Wages (Procedure) Act, 1937

iconThe Employees’ State Insurance Act,1948

iconThe Plantation Labour Act, 1951 (amended by Acts Nos. 42 of 1953, 34 of 1960, 53 of1961, 58 of 1981and 61 of 1986)

iconMental Health Act, 1987

iconThe Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 [As amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006–No. 43 of 2006].

iconThe Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of misuse) Act 1994


According to the Supreme Court order, sexual harassment if any, is unwelcome:

icon Physical contact and advances

iconDemand or request for sexual favours

iconSexually coloured remarks

iconDisplay of pornography

iconAny other unwelcome physical, verbal and non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.

iconBasically it is any unwelcome words or actions of sexual nature.


Examples:

iconDenial of payment or official approval in the absence of sexual favours

iconPornographic pictures/messages displayed on desks or sent by email

iconRemarks made about personal appearance and dress

iconColoured jokes shared in the office that make others feel uncomfortable Eve-teasing, unsavory remarks, jokes causing or likely to cause awkwardness or embarrassment, Innuendos and taunts, Gender based insults or sexist remarks, Unwelcome sexual overtone in any manner such as over telephone (obnoxious telephone calls) and the like, Touching or brushing against any part of the body and the like, Displaying pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures, cartoons, pamphlets or sayings, Forcible physical touch or molestation and Physical confinement against one's will and any other act likely to violate one's privacy.


PURPOSE AND FUNCTION

iconTo facilitate a gender-sensitive and congenial working environment at SNMV so that women at work place are not subjected to gender specific discrimination or sexual harassment.

WHAT CONSTITUTES HARASSMENT ?

icon Any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (physical, verbal or any other form) which violates a woman's dignity and interferes with her ability to operate freely at work (or on campus). Harassment would also include gender based discriminatory behaviour.

WHO CAN APPROACH THE CELL ?

icon Any female student/Faculty of College.

HOW TO LODGE A COMPLAINT ?

icon The person concerned can personally approach/ telephone/ write/ e-mail any member of the Cell. The name of the complainant will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.


 
 
Committee : Sexual Harassment Unit & Women’s Cell
Convener   : Dr. Anju Jain
Members    : Dr. Rashmi Shandilya
Dr. Saroj Chahar
   
    
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
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