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INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE

  • The committee shall be constituted comprising of a Convenor (a senior female faculty), at least two female faculty members, two non- teaching employees, a member from an NGO or a person familiar with sexual harassment issues and two student nominees.¬†
  • ¬†Convenor or any member of ICC shall receive the complaints of sexual harassment, if any, and shall co-ordinate the deliberations thereafter.
  • On receipt of a complaint ICC shall conduct enquiry so as to ascertain the truth of the allegations by collecting the documentary evidence as well as recording statements of any possible witnesses including the complainant.
  • The inquiry shall be completed within a period of ninety days from the date of the complaint.
  • ICC shall then submit the enquiry report to the Principal within a period of ten days from the date of completion of the inquiry and such report be made available to the concerned parties.
  • If the allegations against the respondent has been proved, it shall recommend punitive actions to be taken against the respondent.
  • ICC shall take all steps necessary and reasonable to assist the affected person in terms of support and preventive action.
  • ICC shall comply with the procedure prescribed in the aforementioned UGC Regulations 2015 and the Sexual Harassment Act for inquiring into the complaint in a time bound manner.
  • The victim is assured of absolute confidentiality and privacy while the complaint is being enquired upon.
  • The committee shall abide by the rules prescribed by the University and the UGC to hold meetings, make enquiries and form decisions regarding a complaint.
  • If the ICC concludes that the allegations made were false, malicious or the complaint was made knowing it to be untrue, or forged or misleading information has been provided during the inquiry, the complainant shall be liable to be punished as per the above provisions.