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Women can e-mail sexual harassment cell, post complaints to SC

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The Supreme Court to deal with instances of sexual harassment within its precincts has decided that aggrieved women can send their complaints
EmailNew Delhi: The committee set up in the Supreme Court to deal with instances of sexual harassment within its precincts has decided that aggrieved women can send their complaints to it by post or e-mail.

The aggrieved women can send their complaint on the email ID of Rachna Gupta at  gupta.rachna@indianjudiciary.gov.in.

“The complaint shall be sent either by registered post, courier, speed post or e-mail. It can also be handed over personally at the above said address,” the circular said, adding the confidentiality of the inquiry proceedings shall be maintained.

“The aggrieved women as defined in clause 2(a) of the Gender Sensitisation and Sexual Harassment of Women at the Supreme Court of India (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Regulations, 2013 may make a complaint in writing of sexual harassment at Supreme Court of India precincts to the GSICC through its Member Secretary – Rachna Gupta, Registrar,” the circular reads, adding it has been done to sensitise the general public on gender issues.

It said the first meeting of the committee was held on December 9, 2013 to workout the modalities for the effective implementation of “The Gender Sensitisation and Sexual Harassment of Women at the Supreme Court of India (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Regulations, 2013″ and to take decision on related issues.

PTI

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