Sexual Harassment

Policy against Sexual Harassment, and towards Gender Mainstreaming

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 superseded the Ordinance XV-D (Prohibition of and Punishment for Sexual Harassment) of the University of Delhi. The Act defines sexual harassment as any one or more of the following unwelcome acts or behaviour (whether directly or by implication) namely:-

(i) physical contact and advances; or
(ii) a demand or requests for sexual favours; or
(iii) making sexually coloured remarks; or
(iv) showing pornography; or
(v) any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature;?

declaring also that:

The following circumstances, among other circumstances, if it occurs or is present in relation to or connected with any act or behaviour of sexual harassment may amount to sexual harassment:-

(i) implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in her employment; or
(ii) implied or explicit threat of detrimental treatment in her employment; or
(iii) implied or explicit threat about her present of future employment status; or
(iv) interference with her work or creating an intimidating or offensive or hostile work environment for her; or
(v) humiliating treatment likely to affect her health or safety.

Bharati college has oriented its existing policy and mechanism against sexual harassment to the provisions of the Act, and evolved a stringent, holistic approach to the same. Our Internal Complaints Committee comprises:

Bharati College
(University of Delhi)
C-4, Janak Puri, New Delhi-110058
Committee Against Sexual Harassment:

1Ms Vinay
2Ms Anubhuti
3Ms Preeti