Awareness programme on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell (PoSH Cell)

An awareness programme on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell (PoSH Cell) has been organized by the POSH cell of SRIT to create awareness on the cell for both the women students and faculty members. In India, the legislation regarding this is the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (POSH Act). As a result of the Act, women are protected at work from sexual harassment. Furthermore, it provides for preventing and redressing complaints of sexual harassment. The resource person for the seminar was Mrs. R.Gokila M.A, M.L., Legal Adviser, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. The resource person explained the POSH act and the primary objective of the PoSH committee which is to hear and redress grievances that relate to sexual harassment in the workplace. Also, she stressed the importance of providing a conducive environment and congenial atmosphere for both girl students and faculty members inside an organization. The event was attended by Women HODs, Faculty members and girl students.

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