JNU reforming its Sexual Harassment policy
In order to contract and certify a fair treatment and execution of sexual harassment complaints, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi has taken another initiative to re-evaluate its policy and has turned the tables with a strict-mode.
The policy recall signifies the statement directed by HRD Minister Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha, who stated about the maximum number of sexual harassment complaints being lodged up in Delhi’s institutions.
JNU has built a Gender Sensitization Committee against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH), a primary centralized body which basically deals with grievances of this nature, and oversees all university departments, and has gone through all kinds of reformations regarding this new policy.
GSCASH has prepared a draft, and has directed it to the Vice Chancellor, which will be further presented before the panel of Academic Council (AC) and Executive Council (EC) in its next meeting. Geeta Kumari, another GSCASH member was quoted saying, "We observed that the sexual harassment policy we have at JNU needed to be updated in accordance with the 2013 guidelines of the Supreme Court.”
"It has also been proposed that we do away with the earlier clause that every enquiry committee constituted to hear the sexual harassment complaint will be headed by a female member only," she also told.