Gokaraju Rangaraju college of pharmacy

ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMMITTEE (ASHC) :

The formation of Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee (ASHC) at GRCP has been in compliance with the guidelines laid down by the Honorable Supreme Court of India. The cell has come into force from 6th July 2013.

The college has constituted a committee as per the direction of honourable Supreme Court of India and is known as ‘anti-Sexual Harassment Committee’. The following are the members for the AHSC.


1

Chair Person

Dr. Ceema Mathew, Faculty

2

Member

Dr N Swathi, Faculty

Mrs G Sunitha, Faculty

Mrs G. Vijayalakshmi, Sr Administrative officer

Ms. S. Susmitha, Student Representative

The following are the schedule of meeting of the committee conducted for the year 2017-18

Sl.No

Date of Meetings

01

15.07.2017

02

16.07.2017

03

27.01.2018

04

17.03.2018

In view of the increasing number of female staff and students in the college, it is mandatory to provide a safe environment for the female staff and the girls students for which Anti-Sexual Harassment Committeewas constituted. The committee resolves common problems related to female staff and students.
Objective
The primary role of ASHC is to maintain congenial working environment for the female employees and students of GokarajuRangaraju College of Pharmacy, Bachupally.

  1. The ASHC will decide whether the facts contained in the complaint make out a case of “sexual harassment” in the light of the definition contained in the policy.
  2. The committee shall recommend the penalties/actions to be taken against any person found guilty of having sexually harassed the complainant up to and including termination to the management.
  3. The committee shall recommend the penalties/actions to be taken against any person found guilty of having retaliated against/victimized the complainant or any other person assisting her as a result of such complaint having been made.
  1. The committee shall monitor the follow-up action to be taken by the management on receipt of the report of the committee.

The committee took cognigence of the definitions of behaviour on sexual harassment, preventive steps, criminal proceedings and legal procedures to be followed by the committee. The miscellaneous provisions are understood for the full implementation of the Act. The committee meets once in three months and deliberate on the issues and document the minutes of the meeting.


Responsibilities and Actins of Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee:
With regard to the Supreme Court Judgement and guidelines issued in 1997 to provide for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equity and gurantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against harassment at work places. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued circulars since 1998 to all the universities, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee and to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against women and ragging at the universities and colleges. It has further advised the universities to be proactive and they are treated with. Keeping the above guidelines in view, GRCP has constituted a committee against sexual harassment since 2003.
The sexual harassment includes:

  1. Physical contact and advances.
  2. A demand or request for sexual favours.
  3. Sexually coloured remarks.
  4. Showing pornography.
  5. Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.

Where any of these acts committed in circumstances where-under the victim of such conduct has a reasonable apprehension that in relation to the victim’s employment or work, whether she is drawing salary, or honorarium or voluntary, whether in government, public or private enterprise, such conduct can be humiliating and may constitute a health and safety problem. 
Role of the committee:

  1. The committee shall decide whether the facts contained in the complaint make out a case of “sexual harassment” in light of the definition contained in the policy.
  2. The committee shall recommend the penalties/action to be taken against any person found guilty of having sexually harassed the complainant, up to and including termination, from of job.
  3.  The committee shall recommend the penalties/action to be taken against any person found guilty of having retaliated against/victimized the complainant or any other person assisting her as a result of such complaint having been made or such assistance having been offered.
  4. The committee shall monitor the follow-up action to be taken by the organization on receipt of the report of committee.
Preventive steps: All employers or persons in-charge of work place, whether in public or private sector, should take appropriate steps to prevent sexual harassment. Without prejudice to the generality of this obligation, they should take the several steps as per the Act.

 

ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT (Government of India)
http://www.iitbbs.ac.in/notice/sexual-harrassment-of-women-act-and-rules-2013.pdf
ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT (UGC)
http://spa.ac.in/writereaddata/MHRD%20Gazzete%20Notification%20May%202%202016.pdf

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