As per the Supreme Court Judgement and guidelines issued in 1997 to provide for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against sexual harassment at work places, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued circulars since 1998, to all the Universities, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee and to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against women and ragging in colleges and universities. Keeping the above guidelines in mind Sri JCBM College Sringeri has constituted committee against Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexually determined behavior (whether directly or by implication) such as:
The Anti Sexual Harassment committee has been established to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere for all the staff members and students. The Cell creates awareness on sexual harassment redressal mechanisms through brochures, posters, and speeches about sexual harassment in the campus. The Committee has actively been involved in resolving the complaints through proper enquiry.
The Committee deals with issues relating to sexual harassment of the college. It is applicable to all students, staff and faculty. A complaint of discrimination or sexual harassment may be lodged by the victim or a third party. A written complaint may be addressed to the Coordinator of the Committee. Informal methods would be first adopted to resolve the problems amicably. If necessary, the Committee will conduct detailed enquiry. Humanistic approach will be adopted while dealing with the complaint. Safe and fearless environment will be created to speak openly about the harassment.