UGC has issued advisories to the HEIS to take action for prevention of sexual harassment

UGC has issued advisories to the HEIS to take the following actions for prevention of sexual harassment in educational institutions:

  1. To constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and a Special/ Women’s Cell in the institutions under their administrative control to deal with gender-based violence and conduct gender sensitization programs.
  2. To display banners and posters at conspicuous places in the buildings to create awareness among employees about sexual harassment and how to prevent it
  3. To display the names and contact details of the members of the Internal Complaints Committee on notice boards in the institutions.
  4. To place a billboard showing the penal consequences of Sexual Harassment. A toll-free number and committed phone numbers should be provided on the billboard.
  5. To display the Women’s Helpline Number 181 and Emergency Response Support Number 1 12 for ease of access to women in distress.

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