Article explains about Annual Report Under Sexual Harassment of Women At Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition And Redressal) Act, 2013 and includes Section 4- Constitution of Internal Complaint Committee, Section 22-Annual Report, FAQ’s on Annual Report under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and Draft of Covering Letter and Annual Report under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

Section 4- Constitution of Internal Complaint Committee: 

Presiding Officer 2 Members   NGO/Outsider Member 
-Shall be a Woman

-Senior level Employee

-At Same Workplace

– Employees

– Committed to the  cause of Women/  Experience in Social Work/ Have legal Knowledge

 -Committed to the Cause of Women/ person Familiar with he issues relating to Sexual Harassment.

Notes:

  • Atleast One Half of the total members shall be Woman in Internal Complaint Committee.
  • The Presiding Officer and every Member of the Internal Committee shall hold membership for not exceeding three years.

Section 22-Annual Report:

Internal Complaint Committee constituted by the Organisation shall in each Calendar Year prepare an annual Report and submit the same to Employer and the District Officer.

Annual Report shall have following details:-

(a) Number of Complaints of sexual harassment received in the year:

(b) Number of complaints disposed off during the year:

(c) Number of cases pending for more than ninety days:

(d) Number of workshop or awareness programme against sexual harassment carried out:

(e) Nature of action taken by employer or District officer.

FAQ’s on Annual Report under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

Q.1 What if Senior Level Employee is not Available at Workplace?

Ans. (1) In case Senior level Employee is not available, Presiding Officer shall be nominated from other office/administrative Unit of Workplace.

(2) In case Senior level Employee is not available at other office/administrative Unit of Workplace, then shall be nominated from any other workplace of the same employer/department/Organisation.

Q.2 What is last date to file Annual Report?

Ans.  The last date of submission of such annual report to the District Officer is 31st January of every year for the preceding calendar year.

Q.3 Who are considered as Persons Familiar with issues relating to Sexual Harassment?

Ans.  Person who has expertise on issues relating to Sexual Harassment and may include any of the following:

  • At least 5 years of experience as a social worker, working towards women’s empowerment and in particular, addressing workplace sexual harassment;
  • Familiarity with labour, service, civil or criminal law.

Draft of Covering Letter and Annual Report under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

Compliance of Annual Report to be filed under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 

Date: _________

To,

The District Officer

Officer under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act. 2013.

___________.

Sir,

Re: Annual Return under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)Act, 2013 for the year ended _________.

We enclosed herewith the Annual Return of our Company including all branch offices  covered under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal)Act, 2013 with regards to Complaints Received and their Redressal for the year ended _______.

For & on behalf of the Management

_______________

Authorised Signatory 

To,

The District Officer

Officer under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act. 2013.

____________.

Sir,

Herein below is the return as stipulated by section 21 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 read with its rule 14:

  • Number of Complaints of sexual harassment received in the year:
  • Number of complaints disposed off during the year:
  • Number of cases pending for more than ninety days:
  • Number of workshop or awareness programme against sexual harassment carried out:
  • Nature of action taken by employer or District officer.
  • Number of cases filed.

Presiding Officer of the Internal Complaints Committee with the concurrence of other members Verified the contents of above information are true to my knowledge and belief and on the basis of record.

For & on behalf of the Management

__________________ 

Authorised Signatory

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