Govt constitutes home minister-led GOM to deal with sexual harassment at workplace

NEW DELHI: Taking note of the #MeToo movement, the government on Wednesday constituted a Group of Ministers headed via home minister Rajnath Singh to beef up the felony and institutional frameworks to maintain and save you sexual harassment at place of job.

"The government is committed to ensure the safety and dignity of women in the workforce. The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act is the key legislation for preventing and protecting women against sexual harassment in workplace," the home ministry mentioned.

The GoM will recommend motion required for effective implementation of the existing provisions, in addition to for strengthening the existing felony and institutional frameworks for addressing issues related to sexual harassment at place of job.

The Group of Ministers is constituted in view of the need for broader consultation in this issue, from the standpoint of growing suitable recommendations and laying down a complete course of action and for making sure its time certain implementation.


Apart from the home minister, the GoM will contain road delivery and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and ladies and child building minister Maneka Gandhi.


The girls and child ministry has additionally launched Electronic Complaints Box that allows girls, irrespective of work standing, to raise their voice in opposition to sexual harassment at place of job. Once a grievance is submitted to the ‘She-Box’, it'll be sent to the authority involved for additional motion.


The ministry additionally really useful the putting in place of a mechanism to incessantly track the motion taken at the complaints.


The determination comes days after the WCD ministry announced that a panel comprising former judges and a attorney would be set up to read about the implications of the #MeToo marketing campaign and would additionally receive complaints from girls who've aired their grievances on social media.
Govt constitutes home minister-led GOM to deal with sexual harassment at workplace Govt constitutes home minister-led GOM to deal with sexual harassment at workplace Reviewed by kailash soni on October 24, 2018 Rating: 5
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