Thursday, 21 December 2017

SHe-Box portal set up for registering complaints of sexual harassment of women employees at workplace, of both Government and Private sector

SHe-Box portal set up for registering complaints of sexual harassment of women employees at workplace,  of both Government and Private sector

More than 350 complaints of inappropriate behaviour received by WCD Ministry including those through SHe-Box portal

In order to ensure the effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, the Ministry of Women & Child Development has launched an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box) for registering complaints related to sexual harassment at workplace of all women employees in the country, including government and private employees.

More than 350 complaints relating to inappropriate behaviour have been received in the Ministry which includes complaint received through portal 'SHe- box'.

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has been requested for mandatory disclosure of Internal Complaints Committee (ICCs) in the Annual Report of the Companies. Ministry of Corporate Affairs along with the industry bodies, Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Confederation of Indian Society, Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI), and National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) have also been requested to ensure effective implementation of the Act amongst their members in private sectors.

This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


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