- About us
TheSexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013is alegislative actinIndiawhich came into force from 09 December 2013. This is anAct to provide protection againstsexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.This will contribute to realization of their right to gender equality, life and liberty and equality in working conditions everywhere. The sense of security at the workplace will improve women's participation in work, resulting in their economic empowerment and inclusive growth. Under the Act, which also covers students in schools and colleges as well as patients in hospitals, employers and local authorities will have to set up grievance committees to investigate all complaints.
Under this act, the word work placeincludesorganizations, department, office, branch unit etc. in the public and private sector, organized and unorganized, hospitals, nursing homes, educational institutions, sports institutes, stadiums, sports complex and any place visited by the employee during the course of employment including the transportation. Being a private academic institution, GRIET is also within the purview of the law and hence the Principal has constituted the anti -sexual harassment cell for prevention of sexual harassment in the campus, and the cell is empowered to deal with cases concerning sexualharassment of women staff and students and hence will function as a sub-committee of the institute.
The list of members and terms of references are given below:
|S.No.||Name||Current engagements||Position in the ASHC|
|1||Dr. G.Mamatha||Professor, Dept. of ECE||Chairperson|
Members of the Anti –Sexual Harassment Cell
|2||Ms. Saroja Rani||Ms. Saroja Rani Assistant Professor, Dept. of B.S Member||Member|
|3||Ms. Chandana||Assistant Professor, Dept. of CE||Member|
|4||Ms. K. Adilakshmi||Assistant Professor, Dept. of CSE||Member|
|5||Ms. P.Sirisha||Assistant Professor, Dept. of EEE||Member|
|6||Dr. U.S.Jyothi||Assistant Professor, Dept. of ME||Member|
|7||Ms. Y.Prashanthi||Assistant Professor, Dept. of IT||Member|
|8||Ms.B.Shilpa||Assistant Professor, Dept. of ECE||Member|
|9||Mr. K.V.S. Raju||Senior Administrative officer||Member|
Co-opted Members of the Anti –Sexual Harassment Cell
|10||Ms.V. Laxmi Kumari, District manager||Durgabai Mahila Shishu Vikasa Kendra, Kukatpally||Co-opted Member|
|11||Ms.Nethra III-year, ECE||Student representative||Co-opted Member|
|12||Ms.E.V.S. Padma||Non-Teaching staff representative||Co-opted Member|
The list of members and terms of references are given below:In case, if the complaint is against any staff member of the committee then the Principal shall nominate appropriate Chair or member for the enquiry.
The Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell of GRIET is responsible for initiating the necessary process of inquest on receipt of complaint from any aggrieved individual or Dean Discipline.
1. Self-Defense Techniques: Anti-Sexual harassment cell of GRIET in association with WIE and SPEW has organized a work shop on self defense techniques for B.Tech girls. The main objective of doing this workshop is to make girls more aware, prepared and ready for any situation that may occur in their everyday life on any given day. The session is useful for girls to defend themselves when unwanted incidents happen. Many important aspects like where to hit, how to handle multiple attackers etc are explained clearly. The students also learnt various physical fitness techniques.
2. Meditation Programme: To ignite that lamp among Students the ASHC of GRIET in association with Shri Ram Chandra Mission has initiated a meditation program called "Heartfulness" to awaken thedivine consciousness and provide support on the path of human evolution.This program was attended by 300 postgraduate students and faculty members for 3 days from 16 November 2015 to 18November 2015.Participants expressed that the practice of meditation can help them develop a constant balanced state, a deep sense of connection within inner selves and a lasting direction and meaning to lives.