Women development cell

The Women Development Cell (WDC) will look after the welfare of the women employees/students, facilitate redressal of their grievances and shall cater to the issues/ grievances concerning women employees. The Cell will also conduct a survey within the organization and collect suggestions/ recommendations from women on issues concerning them so that appropriate action could be taken in the matter with a view to helping them.
WDC will organize various programmes to ensure that wherever possible, the aspect of women's development is promoted through these   programmes and a component for women's development is introduced in all the activities.
WDC would promote all round development of women employees/students of the Institute, through Camps, Events, health care awareness, family care assistance, training for skill formation etc.

Formation of Cell:

For gender equality and  gender justice in all  its intervention and practices a WDC is established in TCE as per Govt. guidelines
The Cell is responsible for looking into any complaints filed by students & staff about Woman Grievances at the college.
According to the Hon. Supreme Court of India definition of sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexually determined behavior, such as:

  • Physical contact and advances
  • Demand or request for sexual favors
  • Sexually Colored remarks
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature

The functions of the cell are to purely safeguard the rights of female students, faculty and staff members of women and also to provide a platform for listening to complaints. The Cell also tries to incorporate hygiene habits and ensure a healthy atmosphere in and around the college. It tries to equip them with the knowledge of their legal rights and redressal of their grievances. To facilitate speedy delivery of justice, meetings are organized regularly. WDC processes oral and written complaints.
Time to time the cell conducts seminars and lectures by specialists and eminent personalities to stop violence against women, sexual harassment at work and about health, hygiene etc.

Objectives:

  • To resolve issues pertaining to girls’/women’s sexual harassment.
  • To resolve issues through Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)
  • To equip the female students, faculty and staff members with knowledge of their legal rights.
  • To safeguard the rights of female students, faculty and staff members.
  • To provide a platform for listening to complaints and redressal of grievances.
  • To incorporate hygiene habits and ensure a healthy atmosphere in and around the college.
  • To ensure personality along with academic development of students.

Complaint Procedure:

  • Students report their grievance to the Tutor / HoD /WDC.
  • A member who feels that he or she has been harassed an also approach the WDC of our College.
  • Students can also register their complaints in the online grievance redressal portal created in our college website as per the direction of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.    

Discipline:

Any member found to have harassed another member or guest will be subject to appropriate disciplinary procedure action, including reprimands, suspension or termination of membership.

Complaint and Redressal mechanism:

  • After knowing grievance of students, class Mentor discusses it with the HOD and then an appropriate solution is found out. If not solved at this level then the grievance is taken up to the Principal and ICC through WDC.
  • The complainant shall be summoned to hear complaints (if necessary).
  • After hearing of complaints, the ICC shall take appropriate decision.
  • Outcome will be informed to the complainant and to the administration / management.

Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) constitution:

1Chairperson (Sr. Women faculty)
2Secretary (Women faculty)
3Member (Women Faculty – Middle level)
4Member (Women faculty – Junior level)
5Member (Supporting staff - Women)
6External Representatives:
1. Women lawyer
2. Women Doctor
3. Women Counselor
7Member (Admin)
8Girl students nominee:
1. Day scholar
2. Hosteller
9Ladies Hostel Warden

The Committee shall make annual report to the management about the complaints on sexual harassment of women at workplace and action taken for redressal of complaints, to review the state of preparedness to deal with complaints and to make all the faculty / staff / students  fully aware of their responsibilities in this regard. The Committee shall meet minimum once in a quarter.
The Committee shall investigate reported cases of commission of acts of sexual harassment of women, if any and submit its report to the Principal recommending action to be taken against the accused employees.

Members:

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1ICC (Sexual Harassment Redressal Committee)
2ICC constitution Meetings

Documents to be maintained

  1. Committee members —personal profiles.
  2. Agendas and minutes of the meetings.
  3. List of women faculty and staff with qualifications, designations, experience etc.
  4. Educational and Training Programmes for women faculty and staff.
  5. Grievances filed and its outcome.
  6. Strategies developed to increase women participations in the administration.
  7. Budget for the activities of WDC.
  8. Monthly review reports with photos

 

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