The Internal Complaints Committee under the provisions of ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013’ is constituted in the college.
K. M. M College of Arts and Science Thrikkakkara has established the Sexual Harassment Redressal Cell. The Cell intends to take care of complaints and solve the problems according to UGC guidelines and Supreme Court orders.
Sexual harassment is about any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) such as physical contact and advances, demand or request for sexual favours, sexually coloured remarks, showing pornography, or any other unwelcome physical verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment is a form of violence against women and a human rights violation. It is a violation of fundamental rights as laid down in the Indian Constitution. Such behaviour transgresses common dignity and gender equality and denies equal opportunity.
According to The Supreme Court definition, sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, such as:-
- Physical contact
- A demand or request for sexual favours
- Sexually coloured remarks
- Showing pornography
- Sexually abusing photographs, phone calls, messages and forwards.
- Any other physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.
OBJECTIVES & FUNCTIONS
- All the grievances of the students/staff which could not be settled should be referred to this committee.
- Committee tries to settle the issues amicably in a time bound manner.
- Guide ladies with realizing their rights of Freedom.
- Educate all employees of the institute about Sexual harassment at workplace, its effects and laws against it. Ensures that the complainant and witnesses are not victimized or discriminated because of their complaint.
- Makes recommendations to senior management as to any resources or actions required for Institute compliance.
Any student and faculty with a genuine grievance may approach the Grievance Redressal Committee to submit his/her grievance in writing or by mail to “The Chairman, Grievance Redressal Committee.”
Grievances received are addressed systematically with active involvement and cooperation of the respective department/section concerned with the grievance; maintain necessary confidentiality in handling process.
- Severe discipline prompting detainment
- Heavy Fine
- Cancellation of admission
- Exemption from examination
- Suspension or dismissal.
- Reduce oral complaints in writing using the standard format–ensure that the complaint is as far as possible in the words of the complainant.
- Granting interim relief to complainants: addressing requests for transfer, leave, medical care/leave, protections against victimisation.
- Implementation of guarantees of confidentiality.
- Order and manner of inquiry: Procedures for the cross-examination of the parties and their witnesses, Supply of authenticated and anonymised depositions to both parties.
PROTOCOLS FOR SUBMITTING AN ENQUIRY REPORT.
The following principles must be adopted as the directive principles for the institution.
- Non-coercion and Interim Relief
- Fair Enquiry
- Orientation towards Education and Redressal
- Representative Committees
ACTIVITIES OF THE CELL
Displays the information about the programs of the Cell on notice boards of the offices, hostels and departments in the College.
Creates awareness on forms of harassments and redressal through the articles, press notes etc.,
Conducts Seminars, Special Talks and Speech Competition
MEMBERS OF INTERNAL COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE
|SL. NO.||Name||Designation||Department||Role||Contact No|
|1||Nasiya K. A||HOD, Asst. Professor||Commerce||Chairperson||9605591169|
|2||Sindhu Shaji||Asst. Professor||Commerce||Convener||9249746677|
|3||Sreelamol K. S||Asst. Professor||Language||Member||9847035895|
|4||Smitha Raj Sathish||Asst. Professor||Computer Science||Member||8129354886|
|4||Sangeetha T. G||Asst. Professor||Language||Member||9544948354|