आंतरिक शिकायत समिति

महिला एवं बाल विकास विभाग के निर्देशों तथा 13 अगस्त 1997 को माननीय शीर्ष न्यायालय द्वारा कार्य-स्थल पर महिलाओं के यौन-उत्पीड़न को लेकर विशाखा एवं अन्य बनाम राजस्थान सरकार व अन्य के मामले में पारित किए गए निर्णय को लागू करने हेतु जारी दिशा-निर्देशों की अनुपालना में संस्थान द्वारा यहां कार्यरत महिलाओं की यौन-उत्पीड़न संबंधी शिकायतों की सुनवाई के लिए एक शिकायत समिति का गठन किया गया है। सदस्यों का तबादला आदि होने की स्थिति में इस शिकायत समिति के गठन में समय-समय पर फेरबदल किया जाता है। वर्तमान में शिकायत समिति में निम्नलिखित सदस्य हैं-

 
क्र.सं. नाम पदनाम संपर्क इंटरकॉम नंबर  मेल
1 डॉ. मीनू अग्रवाल आवासी चिकित्सा अधिकारी 01772831382 211 rmo@iias.ac.in
2 खाली है
3 खाली है
4 श्रीमती ज्योतिका गुप्ता वकील
5 श्री रविन्द्र सैनी निदेशक के व.नि.स./अनुभाग अधिकारी (प्रशासन) अतिरिक्त प्रभार 01772830006 201 sps_director@iias.ac.in

उद्देश्य

समिति गठन के निम्नलिखित उद्देश्य हैं-

      1. अध्येताओं तथा कर्मचारियों में लिंग भेदभाव को मिटाकर महिलाओं के प्रति होने वाले यौन-उत्पीड़न तथा भेदभाव को मिटाना।
      2. Make recommendations to the Director for changes/elaborations in the Rules for students in the Prospectus and the Bye-Laws, to make them gender just and to lay down procedures for the prohibition, resolution, settlement and prosecution of acts of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by the students and the employees;
      3. 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;
      4. Recommend appropriate punitive action against the guilty party to the Director.

Procedure for Approaching Committee

The Committee deals with issues relating to sexual harassment at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. It is applicable to all students, staff and faculty. A complaint of discrimination or sexual harassment may be lodged by the victim or a third party. A written complaint may be addressed to the Convener of the Committee. If the complaint is made to the Director, Deputy Director or any of the Committee members, they may forward it to the Convener of the Committee Against Sexual Harassment.

Here it should be noted that according to the Supreme Court guideline Sexual harassment can be defined as "unwelcome" sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:

      1. Physical contact and advances;
      2. Demand or request for sexual favors;
      3. Sexually colored remarks;
      4. Showing pornography; and
      5. Other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature. (Vishaka judgment by Supreme Court)

The following is also sexual harassment and is covered by the committee:

      1. Eve-teasing,
      2. Unsavory remarks,
      3. Jokes causing or likely to cause awkwardness or embarrassment,
      4. Innuendos and taunts,
      5. Gender based insults or sexist remarks,
      6. Unwelcome sexual overtone in any manner such as over telephone (obnoxious telephone calls) and the like,
      7. Touching or brushing against any part of the body and the like,
      8. Displaying pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures, cartoons, pamphlets or sayings,
      9. Forcible physical touch or molestation and
      10. Physical confinement against one's will and any other act likely to violate one's privacy.