SHe-Box to be linked to all Central, State departments

SHe-Box to be linked to all Central, State departments


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The Ministry of Women and Child Development has linked SHe-Box, the online portal to report complaints of Sexual Harassment at Workplace, to all the Central Ministries, Departments and 653 districts across 33 States/Union Territories.

Highlights:

  • Against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has linked SHe-Box, an online portal to report complaints of sexual harassment at workplaces.
  • For prompt disposal of complaints on SHe-Box, each case goes directly to the Central or State authority concerned having powers to take action in the matter.
  • SHe-Box cases can be monitored by the complainants and the WCD Ministry, thereby reducing the time taken for their disposal, according to a press release. As many as 321 complaints were registered with SHe-Box.
  • It will be directly sent to the section of the employer concerned.
  • Those who have already filed written complaints with the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) or Local Complaint Committee (LCC) constituted under the Sexual Harassment Act are also eligible to file complaints through the SHe-Box portal.
  • The Ministry has also published a Handbook and Training Module on the SH Act to provide information about the provisions of the Act in easy to use practical manner.
  • The private organizations are encouraged to customize the Training Module as per their extant service rules and disciplinary procedures prescribed therein.
SHe-Box to be linked to all Central, State departments SHe-Box to be linked to all Central, State departments Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on November 24, 2018 Rating: 5

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