MSCW launches survey to check training of panels

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) has launched a survey to find out the effectiveness of training about 40,000 members of the internal complaint committees (ICCs) and their colleagues at the government offices, colleges and schools in dealing with prevention of sexual harassment.

Pune: The Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) has launched a survey to find out the effectiveness of training about 40,000 members of the internal complaint committees (ICCs) and their colleagues at the government offices, colleges and schools in dealing with prevention of sexual harassment.

Vijaya Rahatkar, Chairperson of MSCW, said, “All the offices have got the ICCs but we need to check if training given to them is effective or not. “We are checking that through a survey. Private companies are also being brought on board.”

The state commission has launched an initiative, PUSH or People United against Sexual Harassment, in association with Complykaro to ensure effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 as well as the UGC regulations across Maharashtra. 

This is the first such initiative at a mass scale by any State government or private institution to generate awareness on the law to prevent sexual harassment at educational institutions and workplace.

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