PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT CELL
Coordinator : Ms.U.Dhanalakshmi Phone No :0424- 2555018Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile : 9789487971
About the cell:
In order to create and maintain a community in which teaching, non-teaching staff and Students can work together in an environment free of sexual violence, harassment, exploitation, and intimidation, Surya Engineering College has established a cell for Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) based on the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) UGC Act 2013 and the guidelines given by Anna University, Chennai.
This comprises all kinds of gender violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination on the basis of sex/gender. This also meets the obligation as mandated by The Supreme Court of India, in its landmark judgment in August 1997 viz.,Vishaka & others vs. the State of Rajasthan & others which stated that every instance of sexual harassment is a violation of “Fundamental Rights” under Articles 14, 15, and 21 of the Constitution of India, and amounts to a violation of the “Right to Freedom” under Article 19 (1)(g). This judgment makes it obligatory for every employer and other responsible persons to follow the guide lines laid down by the Court and to evolve a specific policy to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
Educational institutions are bound by the same directive. Following this, Surya Engineering College is committed to uphold the Constitutional mandate ensuring the above mentioned human rights of all those who fall within its jurisdiction like Anna University. Thus Surya Engineering College has established the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell (POSH).
The Role of the cell:
- Prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by promoting gender amity among students and employees;
- Deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized and termination of the harassment;
- To ensure that appropriate action is taken against the offender
- To ensure that victims and witnesses are not victimized or discriminated because of their complaint.
To take proactive measures towards sensitization of the working and learning community on gender issues so that the University is an excellent work place for all.
Recommend appropriate punitive action against the guilty party to the cell.