Internal Complaints Committee

About 

An Internal Complaints Committee committed towards prevention of sexual harassment at work place as per provisions of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition, Redressal) Act 2013 is operative at AIIMS Bhopal, with the following aims:
  • To ensure that no female employee (including permanent, temporary, ad-hoc and contractual employees) or female students are subjected to gender specific discrimination or sexual harassment.
  • To provide a platform for all individuals to register a complaint if they are subjected to any act of sexual harassment at work place.
  • To investigate and recommend action against individuals found guilty of harassment.
  • To facilitate a gender-sensitive and congenial working environment at AIIMS Bhopal so that female staff members and students can work in an atmosphere free of gender specific discrimination.

What is Sexual Harrasment

The Supreme Court guidelines define sexual harassment to include:
  • Physical contact and advances
  • Demand or request for sexual favors
  • Sexually colored remarks
  • Display of pornography
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature (including voyeurism and stalking)

Sexual Harassment takes place if a person:
  • Subjects another person to an unwelcome act of physical intimacy, like grabbing, brushing, touching, pinching etc.
  • Makes an unwelcome demand or request (whether directly or by implication) for sexual favors from another person, and further makes it a condition for employment/payment of wages/increment/promotion etc
  • Makes an unwelcome remark with sexual connotations, like sexually explicit compliments/cracking loud jokes with sexual connotations/ making sexist remarks etc.
  • Shows a person any sexually explicit visual material, in the form of pictures/cartoons/pin-ups/calendars/screen savers on computers/any offensive written material/pornographic e-mails, etc.
  • A Engages in any other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which could be verbal, or even non-verbal, like staring to make the other person uncomfortable, making offensive gestures, kissing sounds, etc.

It is important to protest against any behavior that you find uncomfortable, harassing, unwanted, and unacceptable.

Guidelines

  If you are being harassed, this is what you can do
  • Don"t feel a sense of shame. Tell the harasser clearly that you find his behaviour offensive.
  • Don"t ignore the harassment in the hope that it will stop on its own. Come forward and complain.
  • Talk to somebody you trust about the harassment. It will not only give you strength but also help others in similar situations to come forward and complain.
  • Keep a record of all incidents of sexual harassment in a notebook. If you feel the need to register a formal complaint later, this record will be helpful.

The Institute strongly condemns such behaviour and advices all its staff members and students not to indulge in any such activity. The Internal Complaints Committee shall take proactive measures to ensure that victims and witnesses are not victimized or discriminated because of their complaint.

Resources

How to lodge a complaint
  • You can talk to /write to /email / telephone any member of the Internal complaints committee
  • Alternatively send an email to icc@aiimsbhopal.edu.in

 To work without harassment is our fundamental right.

YOU CAN CONTACT US AT - icc@aiimsbhopal.edu.in


Committee members 

Sl.
No.
Name of the members
Designation
Email ID
Contact No.
1
Dr. Bhavana Sharma,
Professor & HOD (Ophthalmology)
Chairperson
 
07552832201
2
Dr. Abhijit R. Rozatkar,
Additional Professor (Psychiatry)
Member
 
8199001105
3
Dr. Kusum R. Gandhi,
Assistant Professor (Anatomy)
Member
 
9689484225
4
Dr. Mudda Sofia,
Medical Officer (AYUSH)
Member
 
9000622786
5
Shri Ashok Kumar,
Administrative Officer
Member
 
07552672325
6
Ms. Soumya Saxena
External Member
 
8989585097
7
Dr. Lilly Poddar,
Associate Professor (Nursing) – Representative of Medical Superintendent
Member Secretary
9970709068

Your complaint will be kept confidential.