Supreme Court Set up Committee to Deal with Sexual Harassment Complaints

Nov 27, 2013 10:01 IST

Supreme Court of IndiaThe Supreme Court of India on 26 November 2013 constituted a ten-member Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC) to deal with complaints of sexual harassment within its premises.  The committee was constituted by the Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam.

The committee is headed by Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai. The committee has six other female members. Two members are outsiders and not connected with the Supreme Court.

The panel is in consonance with the guidelines laid down by the apex court in its judgment in the Vishaka case for dealing with complaints of sexual harrassment at the workplace.




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