The Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) is constituted in each college of University of Delhi under “The sexual harassment of women at workplace (prevention, prohibition and redressal) act, 2013”. The University of Delhi has notified that the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace ( Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal ) Act, 2013 and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013 supersede the University Ordinance XV-D, through its notification dated 9th January 2014.The Act provides protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Its composition is as per section 4 of the University Grants Commission (Prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions) Regulations, 2015 published on 2nd May 2016.
Grievance redressal mechanism.—(1) Every Executive Authority shall constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) with an inbuilt mechanism for gender sensitization against sexual harassment. The ICC shall have the following composition
(a) A Presiding Officer who shall be a woman faculty member employed at a senior level (not below a Professor in case of a university, and not below an Associate Professor or Reader in case of a college) at the educational institution, nominated by the Executive Authority;
Provided that in case a senior level woman employee is not available, the Presiding Officer shall be nominated from other offices or administrative units of the workplace referred to in sub-section 2(o);
Provided further that in case the other offices or administrative units of the workplace do not have a senior level woman employee, the Presiding Officer shall be nominated from any other workplace of the same employer or other department or organization;”
(b) two faculty members and two non-teaching employees, preferably committed to the cause of women or who have had experience in social work or have legal knowledge, nominated by the Executive Authority;
(c) Three students, if the matter involves students, who shall be enrolled at the undergraduate, master’s, and research scholar levels respectively, elected through transparent democratic procedure;
(d) One member from amongst non-government organisations or associations committed to the cause of women or a person familiar with the issues relating to sexual harassment, nominated by the Executive Authority.
The college has Internal Complaint Committee against Sexual Harassment. At present, the committee comprises of three teachers, two nonteachingstaff, three student members and two co-opted members from outside the college with known contribution to women’s issues. The committee looks into the complaints of sexual harassment cases, if any in a suitable manner.