As per the Sexual
Harassment of Women in the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)
Act of 2013, Section 4, an Internal Complaints Committee at ISEC has been
set up. The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) at ISEC has been constituted
with the following members.
Prof. Kala S Sridhar, Professor, CRUA, ISEC Presiding Officer
Dr. Lekha Subaiya, Assistant Professor, PRC Member
Dr. Malini LTantri, Assistant Professor, CESP Member
Dr. B B Chand, Deputy Librarian Member
Ms. Shailaja Prabhakar, Selection Grade Member Assistant, CSSCD
Ms. Lavanya B T, Ph.D Scholar Member
Shri Kedar Vishnu Shankar Rao, Ph.D Scholar Member
Dr. N. Nandini, Professor of Environmental Member Science, Bangalore
University, Jnanabharathi, Bengaluru
Smt. H N Geetha Lakshmi, Superintendent, Member Directorate of Women and
Smt. Sumitra Acharya, Advocate Member
Exclusive Email ID for Internal Complaints Committee:
The Supreme Court of India in its judgment delivered in
August 1997 in the case of Vishaka and others laid down guidelines and norms
for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality
and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against
sexual harassment at workplaces. The above Supreme Court judgment also
stated that "it shall be the duty of the employer or other responsible
persons in work places to prevent or deter the commission of acts of sexual
harassment and to provide the procedures for the resolution, settlement or
prosecution of acts of sexual harassment by taking all steps required".
Accordingly, as per the above SC judgment, even before
the ICC, a women’s cell was set up at ISEC, whose objectives were as
the ISEC community on gender equity issues through organising sensitivity
programmes like seminars, publishing handouts, etc;
general harmony and prevent discrimination of women and sexual harassment
in the Institute by providing practical suggestions to the administration
from time to time.
To deal with
any instances of discrimination of women or sexual harassment by an
employee or student in respect of any other employee or student of ISEC.
The term ‘Sexual Harassment’ is defined to include any
sexually motivated behaviour, whether directly or by implication involving
physical contacts or advances, demand for sexual favours, sexually-tainted
remarks, exhibiting or showing of pornographic material and other physical,
verbal or non-verbal expression of a sexual nature.