Prof. R.N.Pantawane

Incharge 

Womens Grievance Cell

 

Vishakha Committee

 The Institution has established Women’s Grievance Cell with the objectives of redressing the grievances of the students and the staff, of any sort related to women. In 1997, the Supreme Court in Vishakha and others vs. State of Rajasthan, recognized and addressed the issue of sexual harassment at the workplace. The judgment created mandatory sexual harassment prevention guidelines for the workplace, applicable all over India. The knowledge and information about it can lead to a workplace free of sexual harassment for all persons .Sexual harassment injects the most demeaning sexual stereotypes into the general work environment and always represents an intentional assault on a person’s innermost privacy.

In compliance with the directions of the Supreme Court of India to have a special Sexual Harassment Committee as mandatory, the Women’s Grievance Cell also functions as Sexual  Harassment Committee.

It provides confidential and supportive environment for members of the campus community who might likely have been sexually harassed; advises complainant of the informal and formal means of redressal; ensures the fair and timely redressal of sexual harassment complaints.

It provides information regarding counseling and support services on the campus, and promotes awareness about sexual harassment through educational initiatives that encourages and fosters a respectful and safe campus environment.

 Functions of the Cell :

To provide a neutral, confidential and supportive environment for members of the campus community who may have been sexually harassed;

To advice complainants of the informal and formal means of resolution as specified by the Cell;

To ensure the fair and timely resolution of sexual harassment complaints;

To provide information regarding counselling and support services on the campus;

To ensure that students, faculty and staff are provided with current and comprehensive materials on sexual harassment and assault;

To promote awareness about sexual harassment through educational initiatives that encourages and fosters a respectful and safe campus environment.

The Cell seeks to inform the campus community of their right to a respectful work and learning environment. It believes that if we practice respect, exercise empathy in our interactions with others so that we do not hurt anyone through what we say or do then we can create a campus that is free of sexual harassment. Simple respect for all on the campus community is thus the focus.

  • Awareness Through Dissemination of Information – through production, distribution and circulation of printed materials, posters and handouts
  • Awareness Through Workshops – about sexual harassment for faculty, non-teaching staff and students. The aim is to develop non-threatening and non-intimidating atmosphere of mutual learning.
  • Awareness by Counseling - Confidential counseling service is an important service as it provides a safe space to speak about the incident and how it has affected the victim because sexual harassment cases are rarely reported as it is being a sensitive issue.

 Working of the Cell:

  • The complainant will have to submit a written and signed complaint addressed to the  Cell.
  • The counselor will call the complainant for a personal meeting, usually within a week from the submission of the written complaint.
  • The members of the Cell will discuss the complaint.
  • If the case falls outside the purview of the Cell, the complainant will be informed about the same by the appropriate authority.
  • If the case comes under the purview of the Cell, an enquiry committee will be set up. The Committee will submit a report and recommend the nature of action to be taken at the earliest by the appropriate authority.

Current Members of the Cell:

As per guidelines given in Vishakha Judgment and according  to the State Govt. directions

 Following are the members of the Commitee

S.N

Name Of Member

Designation

Address

Contact No.

1

Mrs.R.N.Pantawane

Chairperson

Assist .Prof. Civil Engg.Dept.

J.D.I.E.T,Yavatmal

9763717439

2

Mrs.P.G.Kaushik

Member

Assit.Prof. Electronics.Dept

J.D.I.E.T,Yavatmal

9823282372

3

Mr.V.R.Gandhewar

Member

Associate Prof. Mechanical Engg.Dept,J.D.I.E.T Yavatmal

9763702569

4

Mr.A.P.Navghare

Member

Office Supritendant

J.D.I.E.T.Yavatmal

9763702565

5

Ms.N.V.Dighade

Member

Clerk,Eletronics Dept.J.D.I.E.T,Yavatmal

992109616

6

Smt.Seemaji Darda

Member

Chairman Lokmat Sakhi Manch

 

7

One Male student

Member

General Secretary,J.D.I,E,T,Yavatmal

 

8

One Female student

Member

L.R.J.D.I.E.T.,Yavatmal

 

9

Adv.Ms.Seema Telange

Member

Parvati nagar Umarsara,Yavatmal

9823716680

10

Adv.Shree A.P.Darda

Member

Darda nagar,Yavatmal

 

 Policy of Redressal Mechanism for Sexual Harassment