With a view to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for hearing the complaints of sexual harassment of Haryana Civil Secretariat, the Haryana Government has constituted the Internal Complaint Committee.

  • Chandigarh, June 12- With a view to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for hearing the complaints of sexual harassment of Haryana Civil Secretariat, the Haryana Government has constituted the Internal Complaint Committee.
  •           While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Mrs Neerja Shekhar would be the Chairperson or Presiding Officer of the Committee, whereas Ms Neelam Kashyap, Deputy Advocate General, Haryana, Mrs Aarti Chadha, Librarian and Mr Satbir Singh, Under Secretary would be its members.
  •           He said that in terms of provisions of the Sexual Harassment  of Women  at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, the Internal Complaint Committee would be deemed to be an inquiry authority for the purpose of ‘Haryana 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 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. The Presiding Officer 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.