Employees can monitor sexual harassment complaints online: Govt

Employees can monitor sexual harassment complaints online: Govt

Women employees working in government departments can now lodge complaints of sexual harassment at work place online and can monitor action being taken on them too.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has recently written to all central government departments asking them to inform the women employees about many such features of Sexual Harassment electronic-Box or SHe-Box -- launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development on July 24.

"Once a complaint is submitted to the SHe-Box, it will be directly sent to the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of the concerned ministry, department, public sector undertakings, autonomous body, etc., having jurisdiction to inquire into the complaints," the DoPT said in a missive.

The SHe-Box also provides an opportunity to both the complainant and nodal administrative authority to monitor the progress of inquiry conducted by the ICCs, it said.

Any woman working or visiting any office of central government can file complaint related to sexual harassment at work place through this SHe-Box, the DoPT order issued yesterday said.

The status of complaints can be viewed at any time by pressing the tab 'View Status of Your Complaints' within SHe- Box, it said, asking all the government organisations to inform all employees working under them about the various features of the SHe-Box.

The SHe-Box portal can be accessed at www.shebox.nic.in/. PTI AKV DIP

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