After the submission of HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s report on sexual harassment cases in Delhi colleges takes the first place in India. The report was submitted during the Lok Sabha session. The report has resulted as a wakeup call for the colleges in Delhi. The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has worked instantly on the existing harassment policy. The Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) is a central body which deals with the complaints of this nature from across the university departments. Also Read - CBSE & ICSE Board Exams 2021: Top 7 Things to do For Preparation |Watch Video
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The draft prepared by the GSCASH has been sent to the Vice Chancellor and will be placed before the varsity’s Academic Council (AC) and Executive Council (EC) in its next meeting. Also Read - Telangana Schools to Reopen for Classes 6 and 8 After Nearly 11 Months
“We observed that the sexual harassment policy we have at JNU needed to be updated in accordance with the 2013 guidelines of the Supreme Court,” Geeta Kumari, a GSCASH member said.
The proposed draft has different clauses for “Sexual Harassment at workplace” and “Sexual harassment in Academic Spheres”.
“It has also been proposed that we do away with the earlier clause that every enquiry committee constituted to hear the sexual harassment complaint will be headed by a female member only,” she said.
With PTI Inputs
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