WOMEN CELL - FDDI
CONSTITUTION OF INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEES UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORK PLACE UNDER (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL ACT, 2013)
- The Bill defines sexual harassment at the work place and creates a mechanism for redressal of complaints. It also provides safeguards against false or malicious charges. Every employer is required to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee at each office or branch with 10 or more employees.
- The Complaints Committees have the powers of civil courts for gathering evidence.
- The Complaints Committees are required to provide for conciliation before initiating an inquiry, if requested by the complainant.
- Penalties have been prescribed for employers. Non-compliance with the provisions of the Act shall be punishable with a fine of up to Rs 50,000.