Barasat Government College

NAAC Accredited with 'A' Grade & DST-FIST Sponsored College
Affiliated to West Bengal State University

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Prevention of Sexual Harassment

While the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has been formed in pursuance of the “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013” and the rules framed thereunder; the College also has a ‘Gender Sensitization Committee against Sexual Harassment’ (GSCASH).

Composition of the Committee is as under

  • Smt. Arpita Neogi Sengupta (Presiding Officer): 9874951058
  • Smt. Swaty Mitra 9836031873
  • Shri Nirmalendu Das 94334511611
  • Smt. Samrajnee Dutta
  • Smt. Ruksanara Begum
  • Smt. Sreemoyee Ghosh
  • Smt. Nivedita Chakraborty Dutta
  • Shri Debapratim Chakraborty
  • Smt. Rina Sarkar (Library Staff)
  • Madhupurna Ghosh (External member), Lawyer. Member of Sutanutir Sakhya(NGO).

Purpose

  • Prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women at the workplace in accordance with The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
  • To act against all forms of gender based harassment against employees and students of all sexes including the third gender (as per UGC Regulations, 2015).
  • The ICC will facilitate the redressal process and ensure that necessary redressal steps are taken by the authorities in question

Definition of ‘sexual harassment’ -

Includes any of the following unwelcome acts (whether directly or by implication):

  • Physical contact and advances
  • Demand or request for sexual favours
  • Making sexually coloured remarks
  • Showing pornography
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature

Definition of ‘Workplace’-

  • Definition of 'workplace' in this case will include 1. the college premises 2. any place visited by the employee/student for official/study purpose.

Examples of Behaviour that Constitute Sexual Harassment at the Workplace:

  1. Making sexually suggestive remarks or innuendos.
  2. Serious or repeated offensive remarks, such as teasing related to a person’s body or appearance.
  3. Offensive comments or jokes.
  4. Inappropriate questions, suggestions or remarks about a person’s sex life.
  5. Displaying sexist or other offensive pictures, posters, mms, sms, whatsapp, or e-mails.
  6. Intimidation, threats, blackmail around sexual favours.
  7. Threats, intimidation or retaliation against an employee who speaks up about unwelcome behaviour with sexual overtones.
  8. Unwelcome social invitations, with sexual overtones commonly understood as flirting.
  9. Unwelcome sexual advances which may or may not be accompanied by promises or threats, explicit or implicit
  10. Physical contact such as touching or pinching.
  11. Caressing, kissing or fondling someone against her will (could be considered assault).
  12. Invasion of personal space (getting too close for no reason, brushing against or cornering someone).
  13. Persistently asking someone out, despite being turned down.
  14. Stalking an individual.
  15. Abuse of authority or power to threaten a person’s job or undermine her performance against sexual favours.
  16. Falsely accusing and undermining a person behind closed doors for sexual favours.
  17. Controlling a person’s reputation by rumour-mongering about her private life.

Lodging complaints

  • Complaints to be lodged within three months of the incident of sexual harassment.
  • Written complaints may be dropped into designated complaint box located in the college main building.
  • Complaints may also be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • The members of the ICC may be contacted for any assistance in lodging complaints. The contact details of the members are available on the college website www.bgc.ac.in.

Confidentiality

  • Strict confidentiality will be maintained regarding the identity of the aggrieved person

Note – False and malicious complaints will be punishable as per existing rules