Srinagar: On Friday, the Jammu and Kashmir Government reconstituted the complaint committee on sexual harassment of women at workplace.
“In partial modification of Government Order 110.372-GAD of 2018 dated 05.03.2018 and in pursuance of Section 4(1) of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, sanction is hereby accorded to the reconstitution of the Complaint Committee,”an order, issued by the general administration department said.
“The committee will register and enquire into and dispose of the complaints, if any, of sexual harassment against women employees of the Civil Secretariat,” said the order. “The committee shall meet as often as may be required.”
“The committee shall submit to the Government in General in Administration Department its report on each complaint received by it regarding sexual harassment against women employee(s) of the Secretariat for consideration of the Government and quarterly/annual reports about the total number of complaints received, enquired by and action taken on the same.”
The committee has appointed Sarita Chauhan, IAS, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Higher Education as its chairperson. It will also include Kusum Badyal, KAS, Special Secretary to the Government, Housing & Urban Development Department and Nuzhat Shah, Section Officer, Industries & Commerce.
A representative of an NGO will be nominated by the social welfare department and a person will be co-opted by the chairperson as two more members.