Sexual harassment law likely to be amended


The Centre is contemplating an amendment to the rules on dealing with sexual harassment cases to make the committee on sexual harassment share its findings with the complainant in cases where no action is recommended or contemplated against the accused.

The panel will not only have to provide a copy of its report to the complainant but would also have to consider any representation against its findings as an appeal before completing its report. In a circular, the Department of Personnel directed all Ministries and departments to notify the change to stakeholders and get their views by June 21.

“Where a Complaint Committee has not recommended any action against the charged officer in a case involving allegations of sexual harassment, the disciplinary authority shall supply a copy of the Report of the Complaints Committee to the complainant,” it said

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