INTERNAL COMPLIANTS COMMITTEE

A As per the guide lines issued by the POSH to prevent sexual harassment in the campus an Internal complaints committee headed by the Principal and consisting of representatives of civil and police administration, non-Government organizations involved in POSH, representatives of faculty members, office superintendent, non teaching employees as well as senior students is functioning in this College.

INTERNAL COMPLIANTS COMMITTEE

The Internal Complaints Committee is put into action in the college for preventing the sexual harassment within the organization. The body is actively involved in curtailing the issues of harassment. The Internal Complaints Committee is chaired by our Principal, Prof Dr.M.Sumathi-Presiding officer is headed by Mrs.V.Nirosha.

OBJECTIVES OF INTERNAL COMPLIANTS COMMITTEE

  • To ensure the implementation of the policy in letter and spirit through proper reporting of the complaints and their follow-up procedures.
  • To uphold the commitment of the Institute to provide an environment free of gender based discrimination.

FUNCTIONS OF THE INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE

  • Involve implementing the Policy relating to the prevention of sexual harassment.
  • Resolving complaints by the aggrieved.
  • Recommending actions to be taken by the employer.

DUTIES OF THE INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE

The Internal Complaints Committee once constituted, plays a pivotal role in the effective implementation of the provisions at the workplace. A general list of duties of the Committee is enumerated as follows:

  • Implementation of the Anti–Sexual Harassment Policy at the workplace
  • Submit an Annual Report (Including details like the number of case files at their disposal, etc.)
  • Bring about awareness about what comprises ‘sexual harassment’ at the workplace by way of workshops, posters, documents, notices, seminars, etc.
  • Publicize the policy framework effectively.
  • Provide the victims with a safe and accessible mechanism of complaint
  • Initiation of inquiry at the earliest.
  • Redress the complaints in a judicious manner.
  • Provide interim relief to the complaint.
  • Provide an opportunity for conciliation wherever possible.
  • Stick to the principles of natural justice at all stages of the proceedings.
  • Whenever required, forward the complaint to the police.
  • Submit the inquiry report along with recommendations.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regard to the proceedings taking place before the Committee.

INITIATIVES TO PREVENT THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

  • Involve Management
  • Ensure that employees know about and have access to confidential reporting channels through they can report cases of sexual harassment.
  • Having an anti-harassment policy and all employees sign up to it.
  • Make training on preventing sexual harassment mandatory for all employee
  • Don’t wait for employee reports to find out the extent of the problem in your company.

TENURE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

Section 4(3) of the POSH Act specifies the tenure of the members of the Internal Complaints Committee in the workplace. It specifies that the members along with the presiding officer, shall not occupy the office for a period of more than three years from the date of nomination.

PUNISHMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

  • Written apology
  • Warning
  • Reprimand or censure
  • Withholding of promotion
  • Withholding of pay rise or increments
  • Terminating from service
  • Undergoing a counseling session
  • Carrying out community service.
SI.NO MEMBERS DESIGNATION
PRESIDING OFFICER
1. Prof.Dr.M.Sumathi Principal
2 Prof.Dr.M.Geetha Vice Principal
3. Mrs.V.Nirosha Associate Professor
MEMBERS OF NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION
4. Mr.NadanaSabesan Advocate
5. Mr.Selvaraj NGO
FACULTY MEMBERS
6. Ms.J.Velvezhi Assistant Professor
7. Mrs.M.Sindhumathi Nursing Tutor
8. Ms.D.Jesintha Nursing Tutor
NON TEACHING EMPLOYEES
9. Mr.C.Kannan Office Superintendent
10. Mrs.A.Viruthasarani Clerk cum Typist
STUDENTS
11. Ms.R.Princess Maundina II Year M.Sc.,(N)
12. Ms.M.Vennila IV Year B.Sc.,(N)
13. Ms.G.Narmadha II Year P.B.B.Sc.,(N)