Commitee for SC/ST
Grievance Redressal Committee
Internal Compliant Committee
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,2013 2013 implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. The Ministry of Human Resource Development via notification dated 2nd May 2016 made University Grants Commission (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women employees and students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulation, 2015. It is a comprehensive legislation to provide a safe, secure, and enabling environment, free from sexual harassment to every woman. This statute was enacted to fill the legislative void which had been partially addressed by the judiciary in Vishaka and Others v. State of Rajasthan and Others (1997 (7) SCC 323). In this seminal public interest litigation verdict, the Supreme Court of India had framed a set of guidelines (“Vishaka Guidelines“) for dealing with instances of sexual harassment at the workplace, which has now been codified in the POSH Act.
Under the POSH Act, an employer is legally required to comply with certain statutory requirements. One of these is the constitution of an Internal Complaints Committee (“ICC “), a body envisaged to receive complaints on sexual harassment at the workplace from an aggrieved woman, as well as to inquire into and make recommendations to the employer on the action required pursuant to its inquiry of such complaint made.
UGC Regulation states the responsibility of HEIs to act decisively against all gender-based violence against employees and students of all sexes and to reinforce its commitment to creating its campus free from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and any form of sexual assault.
According to Supreme Court Guidelines Sexual Harassment can be defined as unwelcome sexually determined behavior whether directly or by implication as
- Physical contact and advances
- Demand or request for sexual favours
- Making sexually coloured remarks
- Showing pornography
- Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct of sexual nature.
Objective and Role of ICC:
- To take consistent action for Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Complaint received regarding sexual harassment, gender discrimination of women employee at Workplace.
- Prevent gender discrimination and sexual harassment by promoting gender sensitization among the students and employees.
- Make recommendations to the administration to lay down the procedures for the prohibition, resolution, and prosecution of acts of discrimination and sexual harassment by the student and the employee.
- Deal with the cases of discrimination and sexual harassment of a women employee in a time bound manner aiming at ensuring support services to the victim and termination of harassment.
- Recommend appropriate punitive action against the guilty party.
- Constantly keep a vigil on the internal processes to check on the safety parameters for women workers especially.
- Recommend to the employer on changes that needs to be incorporated in various policies, processes and procedural matters related to safety of employees/prevent any kind of sexual harassment from taking place.
|List of ICC Members
|Dr Dola Sarkar
|Dr Probir Kumar Baidya
|Smt Tanviara Mohammmad
|Mr Rakesh Chakraborty
|Mr Abhijit Halder
|Smt Nargis Sultana
|Sukanta Sarkar Sarkar
|Smt Shefali Khatun
|Chairman, Kaliganj Panchayet Samiti, Debagram, Kaliganj, Nadia
|Smt Soma Modak
|NGO MemberNGO Member
Committee for OBC Cell
Plassey College has always upheld the spirit of the Indian Constitution in providing equal opportunities to all sections of society in the sphere of higher education, especially to the OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) who have identified as the most backward groups. The Backward Class Cell was established to support and empower the students of our college belonging to the backward section of society. As Article 14 of our Constitution clearly demonstrates, “The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.” The Indian Constitution includes Article 340 which ensures the protection and development of the backward section. The college remains committed to the spirit of the Constitution in protecting the rights of students hailing from the category.
Reservation RulesView Reservation Rules, 3rd January 2014
Members of OBC Cell
- Sri Subhadip Ghosh (Convenor)
- Smt Indrani Dutta
- Sri Ankur Biswas
- Sri Subhendu Biswas
- To guide and support the OBC students of Plassey College in managing their academic and personal issues.
- To ensure a safe and healthy environment for the students.
- Immediate redressal of grievance related to issues or incidents within the college campus.
- To uphold the rights of students and follow reservation rules as stated in the Indian Constitution
- Keeping OBC students informed about scholarships and stipends offered by the State or Central Government, the UGC and other agencies.