Tuesday, August 11, 2009

CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 - Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of working women in the workplace.

No.11013/3/2009-Estt. (A)


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

(Department of Pension & Pensioners'Welfare)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 3rd August, 2009


Subject: CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 - Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of working women in the workplace.

In continuation of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India a.M. of even number dated the 21st July, 2009 on the abovementioned subject, the undersigned is directed to say the matter was considered by a Committee of Secretaries and the following decision was taken:-

"As regards provisions for protection of women, it was suggested that the complaints committee mechanism provided under Vishakha guidelines relating to sexual harassment should be strictly in accordance with the judgment and steps should be taken to ensure that the committee is effective and functional at all times. It would also be desirable for the Committees to meet once a quarter, even If there is no live case, and review preparedness to fulfill all requirements of the Vishakha judgment in the Department/Ministry/organization concerned. DOPT will issue suitable directions.


14 (2) Whenever the disciplinary authority is of the opinion that there are grounds for inquiring into the truth of any imputation of misconduct or misbehavior against a Government servant, it may itself inquire into, or appoint under this rule or under the provisions of the Public Servants (Inquiries) Act, 1850, as the case may be, an authority to inquire into the truth thereof.

Provided that where there is a complaint of sexual harassment within the meaning of rule 3 C of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, the complaints Committee established in each ministry or Department or Office for inquiring into such complaints, shall be deemed to be the inquiring authority appointed by the disciplinary authority for the purpose of these rules and the Complaints Committee shall hold, if separate procedure has not been prescribed for the complaints committee for holding the inquiry into the complaints of sexual harassments, the inquiry as far as practicable in accordance with the procedure laid down in these rules.


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