The law on Sexual Harassment is governed by the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal Act, 2013) hereinafter referred to as the “Sexual Harassment Act”. It is mandatory for all organizations (private sector as well as the public sector) to ensure that women are protected against any form of sexual harassment while at work. To this effect, each employer or organization is required to constitute a committee to enquire into and address complaints of Sexual Harassment of their workforce.
As per provisions of Section 4 of the Act, every employer is required to constitute a committee by the name “Internal Complaint Committee” (the ICC) to address complaints of Sexual Harassment. Accordingly, the State Police Accountability Commission, Assam has re-constituted the Internal Complaint Committee vide order No. SPAC/G/21/2013/3 dated 09/05/2019 with the following:-
1. Dr. Shahnaaz Rahman --- Chairperson
Hon’ble Member (Woman), SPAC, Assam
2. Ms. Mridula Saharia --- Member
Assam State Commission for Women
3. Chief Investigator --- Member
4.Senior Assistant-cum-Accountant --- Member Secretary