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Sexual harassment of women at workplace: Govt asks DCs, HoDs to constitute LCC

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Srinagar: The government has impressed upon all the Deputy Commissioners and Heads of the Departments to constitute Local Complaint Committee (LCC) at District level to prevent Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace.
“The National Commission for women has advised to constitute Local Complaint Committee (LCC) at District Level in terms of Section- 6 of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013,” reads an order issued here.
The Section- 6 of the Act provides as under every District Officer shall constitute in the district concerned, a committee to be known as the “Local Complaint Committee” to receive complaints of sexual harassment from establishments where the Internal complaint Committee has not been constituted due to having less than ten workers or if the complaint is against the employer himself. The Act also provides that the District Officer shall designate one nodal officer in every block, taluka and tehsil in rural or tribal area and ward or municipality in the urban area, to receive complaints and forward the same to the concerned Local Complaint Committee within a period of seven days. The jurisdiction of the Local Complaint Committee, Act says, shall extend to the areas of the district where it is constituted.
“Accordingly, it is impressed upon all the Deputy Commissioners and Heads cf the Departments to constitute Local Complaint Committee (LCC) at District level in terms of Section- 6 of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 to receive complaints of Sexual harassment where the internal complaint committee has not been constituted,” it said.

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