Policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment
♦ The Sexual Harassment Act has been enacted with the objective of providing women protection against sexual harassment at the workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is considered as a violation of the fundamental right of a woman to equality as guaranteed under Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India ("Constitution") and her right to life and to live with dignity as per Article 21 of the Constitution. It has also been considered as a violation of a right to practice or to carry out any occupation, trade or business under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution, which includes a right to a safe environment free from harassment.
♦ The definition of sexual harassment in the Sexual Harassment Act is in line with the Supreme Court's definition in the Vishaka Judgment and includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) such as physical contact and advances, demand or request for sexual favours, sexually coloured remarks, showing pornography, or any other unwelcome physical verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
♦ The Sexual Harassment Act stipulates that a woman shall not be subjected to sexual harassment at any workplace. As per the statute, presence or occurrence of circumstances of implied or explicit promise of preferential treatment in employment; threat of detrimental treatment in employment; threat about present or future employment; interference with work or creating an intimidating or offensive or hostile work environment; or humiliating treatment likely to affect the lady employee's/sudents health or safety may amount to sexual harassment
d.Procedure for Initiating action against the Complaint
e.Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee Members
|01||Chairman||Dr. V.C. Patil||Principal||BITM|
|02||Member||Dr. K.S.R. Sridhar||Vice Principal||BITM|
|03||Member||Dr. U. Eranna||Professor||BITM|
|04||Member||Dr . RV Biradar||Lady Professor||BITM|
|05||Member||Mrs. Arathi .P.B||Lady Associate Professor||BITM|
|06||Girl Student Member||Ms. Pooja||Student||BITM|
|07||Boy Student Member||Mr. Md Moise||Student||BITM|
|08||Parent||Mr. Amareshayya||Administrative Office||Parent|
|09||Member||Mr. Hosakeerappa||Sub-Inspector of Police||Police Dept.|
♦ Any employee/student found guilty by the committee members will be charged resulting in Termination of Service for an employee and rustication of the student.
♦ Any employee/student falsely implicates any other employee/student as reviewed by the committee members will be resulting in Termination of Service/Rustication from the college.