Note on constitution and registration of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC):

Pursuant to MCA Office Memorandum dated 11th June, 2019, please note the below-

1. Every Company employing 10 or more employees has to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to look into the Sexual Harassment complaints at work place as per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

2. For the companies having its presence in the state of Telangana, the details of the ICC have to be registered by the HR of the Company on the website of the T-She box launched by the Women Development and Child Welfare Department (Telangana) i.e. http://tshebox.tgwdc.in.

3. All ICCs registration has to be completed by 15/07/2019, failing which the Company will be penalised by an amount of Rs.50,000/-

4. As per the act, the composition of the ICC shall be-

  • Presiding officer – senior level woman employee of workplace
  • 2 members – amongst the employees committed to cause of woman/ experience in social work or legal knowledge
  • 1 member – from NGO/ association committed to the cause of women or a person familiar with issues of sexual harassment.

At least one half of the total members shall be women.

5. Role of ICC:

  • Redressal of harassment complaints
  • Conducting of Sensitization Programme
  • Preparation and submission of Annual Report to the Employer and District Officer
  • Drafting of Anti – Harassment Policy of the Company

We are a part of Internal Complaints Committee of various Companies as an Independent Member and conduct sensitization programme both for the Committee and the Company on various aspects under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

Author: Hiral Mehta, is a Associate at M&K Associates and can be reached at mail@mnklaws.com

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3 Comments

  1. Ruchita Shah says:

    Please share the documents to be place before Internal Compliant Committee to complete the formalities. Also if we appoint external member, what all documents required to be considered in Board Meeting(Notice, Agenda). Please share the drafts including consent letter from External Member.

    1. mnkassociates says:

      Hi Shalini, You will have to constitute the ICC as per the Act and complete the necessary registration as per your State. Please share your contact details so that we can deliberate further, or else you can reach out to me at kushbu@mnklaws.com

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