Punjab

SESSION JUDGE ARCHNA PURI APPRISED STAFF MEMBERS ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN DERA BASSI AND KHARAR COURTS

October 06, 2018 09:29 PM

Dera Bassi/ Kharar (JS ALER)

Under the instructions of Gender Sensitization and Internal Complaints Committee of Hon'ble High Court  headed by Hon'ble Mrs. Justice Daya Chaudhary, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court, a sensitization programme for Staff Members of Sub-Divisional Court, Kharar and derabassi  on the topic- prohibition of sexual harassment  at work places has been been organized today on 06.10.2018, where Ld. District & Sessions Judge, Smt. Archana Puri, while addressing the staff members of Kharar and Dera Bassi  briefed them about the provisions of law regarding the sexual harassment act at work places.

The staff members have been told about the guidelines issued by Hon'ble Supreme Court of India for dealing with the complaint for Sexual Harassment. The staff members have been sensitized about the Act of  2013 i.e. "The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. 

The staff has been informed about the fundamental rights of both male and female employees to practice any profession and to carry out any occupation, trade or business which includes a right to a safe environment free from Sexual Harassment. The staff has been further sensitized that a committee has been constituted known as "Internal Complaints Committee" at District level, in order to deal with the complaint, filed by a staff member regarding Sexual Harassment, which has to complete the inquiry within period of 90 days.

The staff members were also sensitized of a fine of Rs. 50,000/- can be imposed in case of non compliance of Provisions of the Act. By carrying out such kind of sensitization programme under the able guidance of Hon'ble Punjab & Haryana High Court, an effort is made to arrange a congenial atmosphere for male and female employees so that they can perform their duties in an effective manner.  

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