New Delhi, July 25: Facing Sexual Harassment issues at the workplace? Now you don’t need to worry as Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic–Box (SHe-Box).
The SHe-Box was launched in New Delhi on Monday. The complaint management system has been developed to ensure the effective implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (the SH Act), 2013.
This portal launched to provide a platform to women working or visiting any office of Central Government which includes of Central Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies and Institutions etc. to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace under the SH Act.
Those who had already filed a written complaint with the concerned Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) constituted under the SH Act are also eligible to file their complaint through this portal. The SHe-Box portal can be accessed at the link http://www.wcd-sh.nic.in/
Addressing the launch, Maneka Gandhi said that though currently this facility has been extended to employees of Central Government, the scope of the portal will soon be extended to women employees of the private sector also.
SHe-Box is an effort to provide a speedier remedy to women facing sexual harassment at workplace as envisaged under the SH Act.
Once women register the complaint in SHe-Box then it will be directly sent to the ICC of the concerned Ministry/Department/PSU/Autonomous Body etc. having jurisdiction to inquire into the complaint. Through this portal, WCD, as well as complainant, can monitor the progress of inquiry conducted by the ICC.
Government of India is the largest employer in the country employing 30.87 lakh people to carry out its various functions from which
The government of India is the largest employer in the country employing 30.87 lakh people to carry out its various functions. As per the Census of Central women constitute 10.93% that is 3.37 lakhs of the total regular Central Government employees.
Ensuring the dignity and safety of women must be the first priority for any digital society. Towards realisation of the vision of the Digital India programme, the Ministry is promoting utilisation of information and communication technology to achieve the goal of gender equality and women empowerment. It is an effort to utilise the digital space to enable speedier response to the complaints of women against sexual harassment at workplace.