Ministry of Women & Child Development has constituted an inter-ministerial group to review the provisions of the draft Bill on ‘Protection of Women’ against sexual harassment at workplace. The group has been asked to examine and find tune the draft Bill by 20th January 2010, so that the Bill can be finalized as early as possible for further necessary action.
The group will be chaired by Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Women & Child Development and it will have the representatives from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Health & Family Welfare, Railways, Information & Broadcasting, Home Affairs, Labour & Employment, Department of Personnel, Planning Commission, Law & Justice, Department of Post. Member Secretary NCW will also be member of the group.
The Ministry of Women & Child Development, in consultation with the National Commission for Women and other stake holders, has prepared a draft Bill, which seeks to cover students, research scholars also beside those working in unorganized sector to check the sexual harassment at work place. The group will review the provisions of the draft Bill specially keeping also in view the judgment of Supreme Court in the cases of Visakha and others etc.