Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)

Prof. Vinay Kumar, Professor, Department of History, 9431499207
Dr. Satyendra Jha, Associate Professor, Department of Sanskrit
Mrs. Heena Rani, Asssistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Mrs. Rachna Jaiswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

A.N.S. College respects the right to safe and healthy work environment and is committed to providing a place of work and study that is free of sexual harassment. Instances of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and dealt with promptly. Disciplinary action will be taken according to the nature and gravity of the behaviour reported. The College will respect the confidentiality and privacy of individuals reporting and the accused of sexual harassment to the extent possible.

In pursuance of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and the Rules framed there under, the Institute has adopted the following procedure for determining complaints filed to the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) constituted under the Act.

Step I: An aggrieved woman should give a written complaint either in person or through post or email within 3 months of the date of the incident. The time limit may be extended for a further period of 3 months if, on account of certain circumstances, the woman was prevented from filing the complaint. If the aggrieved woman is unable to make a complaint, her legal heirs may do so.
Step II: On receipt of the complaint, the ICC will proceed to make an inquiry in accordance with the service rules or in their absence, in accordance with rules under the Act. The inquiry will be completed within 90 days. And the inquiry report will be submitted within 10 days from the date of completion of the inquiry.
Step III: If the ICC finds that the allegations against the respondent are proven, it will submit a report to the Principal to take action for sexual harassment as misconduct in accordance with the provisions of the applicable service rules or where no service rules exist, in accordance with rules framed under the Act.
Step IV: Appeal against the decision of the ICC is allowed within 90 days of the recommendations.

What constitutes sexual harassment?

According to the Supreme Court guideline Sexual harassment can be defined as “unwelcome” sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:
Physical contact and advances;
Demand or request for sexual favours;
Sexually coloured remarks;
Showing pornography; and
Other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.