Implementation of 'Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace' law in dismal state in Delhi: Swati Maliwal

by IANS |

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Monday criticised the Delhi government over the implementation of 'Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace' law in the national capital and issued certain recommendations on the issue.

"The status of implementation of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Law is dismal in the Capital. We are giving recommendations on this issue to the Delhi Government," the DCW chief said in a tweet.

She said that the Local Complaints Committees (LCC), which are presently non-existent, need to be strengthened urgently.

Maliwal asked the Delhi government to urgently reconstitute the committees to include the required number of members as per the Act.

"Further, only members of repute should be allowed to be part of LCC in each district and the chairperson must be a woman belonging to the field of social work and committed to the cause of women. The LCC should not consist only of Government employees and instead must include external members also," the recommendation read.

It further said that each committee should be allocated proper and dedicated office space along with as many numbers of staff as it may require.

"Adequate budget must be allocated by the state government for the proper functioning of the LCC. They should function as independent entities and the chairperson and members should be provided proper fee and allowances by the government," it said.

The Commission also recommended that an efficient complaint receiving mechanism must be set up online as well as offline to increase accessibility of people all over Delhi to register complaints pertaining to sexual harassment at the workplace.

Latest News
People know who's 'uniting' country and who's dividing it: Bommai on 'Bharat Jodo' Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 04:46 PM
Yediyurappa hits out at Siddaramaiah for demanding ban on RSS Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 04:44 PM
New Zealand opens national wine centre to boost industry Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 04:43 PM
No budget surplus for at least 3 years: Aus Treasurer Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 04:42 PM
Had to pitch the ball in the right places and it worked well: Arshdeep Singh Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 04:08 PM
TRP scam spooks again: ED books 16 for money laundering; 'exonerates' Republic TV Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 03:55 PM
Cong prez poll: MLAs from MP to reach Delhi to back Digvijaya Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 03:32 PM
Kerala HC asks PFI to deposit Rs 5.20 cr for damage during bandh Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 03:30 PM
Yemeni govt receives UN proposal for 6-month truce extension Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 03:04 PM
S.Korean Prez, Kamala Harris share concern over N.Korea Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 03:00 PM
First NCW chairperson Jayanti Patnaik passes away Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 02:49 PM
Nadda in Odisha to address workers, visit Jagannath temple Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 02:39 PM
Surat will soon be known as 'Electric Vehicle city', says PM Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 02:18 PM
Digvijaya to file nomination for Cong prez polls Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 02:17 PM
Microsoft to discontinue SwiftKey on iOS devices on Oct 5 Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 01:37 PM