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Karnataka Government Inspection on POSH Compliance

Karnataka POSH Compliance

This is with respect to an Order of Karnataka State Commission for Women dated 25th Nov 2020 regarding inspection about constitution of internal committee (“IC”) in Government / Private Sectors organizations as per POSH Act. In line with POSH Act, this Order states that all organisations that have of 10 or more employees must mandatorily …

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MCA: Mandatory Disclosure of Compliance in Annual Reports of Companies

Mandatory Disclosure of Compliance

On 29th November, 2017, the Economic Times had reported that “Companies will soon have to disclose whether they have constituted an internal complaints committee (ICC) on sexual harassment as the government is planning to amend its rules to make the move mandatory, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said today. The measure will help the government monitor …

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Guidelines for Gender Champions

gender champions

Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression. Gender socialization starts at an early stage and schools and colleges usually play a major role in such socialization which eventually contributes to the personality of a child. Hence, taking initiatives such as educating young minds to be equal and fair and teaching …

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MWCD Handbook on Sexual Harassment

MWCD Handbook on Sexual harassment

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, with respect to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“the Act”), which turned two on 9th December, issued, on the same day, a ‘Handbook’ on the Act (“Handbook”) which, inter alia, states the following: Every woman has right to safe workplace: The Act recognizes the right …

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DoPT OM of 16.07.2015 on Step Guide for Handling Sexual Harassment Complaints

guide for handling sexual harassment

The Government of India, through the Department of Personnel & Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (“DoPT”), published the Office Memorandum F. No. 11013/2/2014-Estt (A-III), dated 16th July, 2015 stating that a guide on “Steps for Conduct of Inquiry in complaints of Sexual Harassment” (“Step Guide”) has been formulated laying down …

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DoPT OM of 05.05.2015 – Minutes of Chairpersons Meeting on 16.04.2015

minutes of chairpersons meetings

The Government of India, through the Department of Personnel & Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (“DoPT”), published the Office Memorandum F. No. 11013/2/2014-EsttA-III, dated 5th May, 2015 containing the minutes of the meeting of Chairpersons held on 16th April, 2015 to discuss the progress of implementation of the guidelines on …

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DoPT Corrigendum of 30.07.2015 regarding ‘Workplace’

DoPT Corrigendum regarding workplace

The Government of India, through the Department of Personnel & Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (“DoPT”), by way of the corrigendum F. No. 11013/2/2014-Estt.A-Ill, dated 30th July, 2015 (“Corrigendum”) stated that it had prepared and circulated a step guide for conduct of the inquiry into complaints of sexual harassment vide Office …

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DoPT OM of 02.02.2016 on Filing of Appeals under Section 18

Filling Appeals Section 18

The Government of India, through the Department of Personnel & Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (“DoPT”), published the Office Memorandum F. No. 11012/0S/2016-Estt.A-III, dated 2nd June, 2016 regarding filing of appeals under Section 18 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. This Office …

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DoPT OM of 09.09.2016 on Seniority of Chairperson of the ICC

Seniority of Chairperson of ICC

The Government of India, through the Department of Personnel & Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (“DoPT”), published the Office Memorandum F. No. 11013/2/2014-Estt.A-III, dated 9th September, 2016 regarding the seniority of the Chairperson of Internal Complaints Committee (“ICC”) of an organization under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, …

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DoPT OM of 14.07.2016 on Leave to the Aggrieved Woman

leave to the aggrieved woman

The Government of India, through the Department of Personnel & Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (“DoPT”), published the Office Memorandum No. 13026/2/2016-Estt. (L), dated 14th July, 2016 regarding grant of leave to the aggrieved woman during pendency of inquiry up to a period of three months in addition to the …

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MWCD Department Circular of 27.10.2014 on Implementation of the Act and Rules

MWCD on Implementaion of Act and Rules

The Government of India through the Ministry of Women and Child Development, issued a Department Circular No. 19-8 2014-WW, dated 27th October, 2014 (“Department Circular”) regarding implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. This Department Circular clarifies that ‘the Act casts an obligation upon all the organizations …

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DoPT to Ministries/Departments On Implementation of the Act – 20.03.2015

DoPT on Implementation of the Act

The Government of India, through the Department of Personnel & Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (“DoPT”), wrote to the Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments vide D. O. No. 11013/2/2014-Estt. (A-III), on 20th March, 2015 stating that it had been decided to convene a meeting with the Chairpersons of the …

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DoPT OM of 02.02.2015 regarding Annual Reports and other Reporting Requirements

annual reports reporting requirements

The Government of India, through the Department of Personnel & Training of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (“DoPT”), published the Office Memorandum No. 11013/2/2014-Estt (A-III), dated 2nd February, 2015 in relation to the reporting requirements under the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. …

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