Vishaka Cell – Women’s Grievances


VISHAKA GUIDELINES AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)

The decision of the Supreme Court in Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan was a landmark judgement that laid down elaborate guidelines to deal with sexual harassment against women at workplaces. The Vishaka Guidelines / Vishaka Act of 1997 were a set of procedural guidelines for use in India in cases of sexual harassment. They were superseded by the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 .

Definition of Sexual Harassment:
“Sexual harassment” includes any unwelcome sexually inclined behaviour, whether directly or indirectly, such as:

1) Physical contact and advances
2) A demand or request for sexual favours
3) Making sexually coloured remarks (including jokes)
4) Showing pornography (books, photographs, paintings, films, pamphlets, packages, etc. containing ‘indecent representation of women’)
5) Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.

Under the Act, the following also count as sexual harassment:

1) Implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in her employment
2) Implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in her employment
3) Implied or explicit threat about her present or future employment status
4) Interference with her work or creating an intimidating or offensive work environment for her
5) Humiliating treatment likely to affect her health or safety


Register a Complaint:

1) Drop application in Complaint/Grievance Drop-Box in the College Office
2) Register complaint through ICC-POSH Grievance Form (Google Form Link)
3) Call or Email any member of Internal Complaints Committee

All COMPLAINTS will remain CONFIDENTIAL

MEMBERS OF INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE (ICC):

Sl. No. Name of The Member Designation Designation in ICC
1 Dr. Supriyo Chakraborty Principal, Azad Hind Fouz Smriti Mahavidyalaya
Phone: (033) 2670 0838
Email: ahfsm.howrah@gmail.com
Chairperson (Ex-Officio)
2 Dr. Aditi Sengupta Associate Professor, Department of English, Azad Hind Fouz Smriti Mahavidyalaya
Phone: +91 9830179898
Email:aditi.sg@gmail.com
Presiding Officer
3 Dr. Mrinal Kanti Mondal Associate Professor, Department of Bengali, Azad Hind Fouz Smriti Mahavidyalaya
Phone: +91 8617016635 / +91 8670381034
Email: drmkmondal@gmail.com
Member
4 Dr. Julie Dutta Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Azad Hind Fouz Smriti Mahavidyalaya
Phone: +91 9874628123
Email: dutjulie@gmail.com
Member
5 Smt. Barnali Ghosh NGO – Parbatipur Milan Sangha
Phone:
Email:
Member
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NOTE:
To ensure that the provisions for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act are not misused, all malicious complaints will be dealt with as per the procedure laid down in the POSH Act. If the ICC finds that false allegations were made or misleading information was provided during the inquiry, the complainant shall be liable to be punished.

Quick Contact

Address: Howrha-Amta Road, Domjur, Howrha, WB – 711405, India

(033) 2670-0838

ahfsm.howrah@gmail.com

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