Mythri (Internal Complaints Committee)

Introduction:

In pursuance of UGC (Prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions) Regulations 2015, the existing Sexual Harassment Redressal Committee (SHRC) is re-named as Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) as under to deal with the complaints relating to sexual harassment at workplace. The Institution has this committee since its inception with different nomenclatures. Recently this committee has been reconstituted during 2020-21 and renamed as MYTHRI (Internal Complaints Committee).

Objectives:

  • To provide a secure and harassment free environment in the Institution premises to girl students and women employees.
  • To develop guidelines and norms for a policy against sexual harassment and to work out details for the implementation of the policy.
  • To develop principles and procedures for combating sexual harassment after the receipt of a complaint.
  • To conduct various awareness programs, exclusively for girl students and women employees.
  • To introduce various self employed skill based training programmes.

Composition of Mythri Committee for the AY 2020-21:

Sl.No. Name                       Designation
1. Dr. K. Sailatha Principal -Chairperson
2. Ms.Ashwini A R Coordinator
3. Mrs. Roopa D S Representative of women (teaching)
4. Mrs. Kavitha U P Representative of women (teaching)
5. Mrs. Anitha C B Representative of women (teaching)
6. Mrs. Ashwini E M Representative of women (teaching)
7. Ms.Arpitha II M.Com - Student Representative
8. Ms.Niharika III B.Com -Student Representative
9. Ms.Kavya III BBA - Student Representative
10. Ms.Divya C III BCA -  Student Representative
11. Ms.Sankalpa III B.Sc- Student Representative

Responsibility:

  • Promote measures aimed at achieving gender equality, removal of gender bias or discrimination, sexual harassment and other acts of gender-based violence.
  • Organize awareness programmes and campaigns for the benefit of girl students of the Institution on sexual harassment and gender based discrimination.
  • Fulfill the directives of and guidelines issued by the Supreme Court to create an academic and work environment that is free of sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination.
  • Receive and redress complaints received from any member of the Institution (including students and staff on Institution premises) alleging sexual harassment by another member(s) of the Institution.
  • Conduct formal inquiry and investigate and take decisions upon each complaint and recommend appropriate punishment or action to be taken.
  • Ensure that all information pertaining either to complaints registered and the proceedings and findings of any inquiries and/or investigations are kept strictly confidential.
  • Maintaining all documents/record of the committee.

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP):

  • The Committee shall meet as and when any complaint is received by it. Complaint may be received by any member of the committee.
  • The Committee shall direct the employee(s)/student to prepare and submit a written response to the complaint allegations within a period of four (4) days from such direction or such other time as the Committee may decide.
  • Each party shall be provided with a copy of the written statement(s) submitted by the other.
  • The Committee shall conduct the proceedings in accordance with the principles of natural justice. It shall allow both parties reasonable opportunity of presenting their case. However, should the accused choose not to participate in the proceedings, the Committee shall continue ex-parte.
  • The Committee shall allow both parties to produce relevant documents and witnesses to support their case. Documents produced by either party shall be affixed with that party’s signature to certify the document as original / true copy.
  • The party against whom the document / witness is produced shall be entitled to challenge / cross-examine the same.
  • The Committee shall sit on a day-to-day basis to record and consider the evidence produced by both parties.
  • As far as practicable, all proceedings of the Committee shall take place in the presence of both parties.
  • Minutes of all proceedings of the Committee shall be prepared and duly signed by the members of the Committee.
  • If, in the course of the proceedings before it, the Committee is satisfied that a prima facie case of sexual harassment is made out against the accused employee(s)/student and that there is any chance of the recurrence of any such action, or that it is required to do so in the interests of justice, it may, on the request of the complainant or otherwise, disciplinary action could be initiated in the form of:-
  • If, in the course of the proceedings before it, the Committee is satisfied that any person has retaliated against / victimized the complainant or any person assisting the complainant as a result of the complaint having been made or such assistance having been offered, the Committee shall report the same in writing, to the Principal/Management, with reasons and with recommendations of the action to be taken against such person.

i).Warning
ii).Written apology
iii).Bond of good behavior
iv). Adverse remarks in the confidential report
v). Debarring from supervisory duties
vi. Denial of membership of statutory bodies
vii). Denial of re-employment/re - admission
viii). Stopping of increments / promotion/denying admission ticket
ix). Reverting and demotion
x). Suspending temporarily or permanently from the Institution(if the accused is a student).
xii). Dismissal
xiii). Any other relevant mechanism

If, at the culmination of the proceedings before it, the Committee is satisfied that the complainant has knowingly brought false charges of sexual harassment against any person, it shall report the same in writing to the Principal/Management, with reasons and with recommendations of the action to be taken against such person.

  • All decisions shall be taken by majority.

Record keeping:

The coordinator of the committee shall maintain all the relevant documents related to the functioning of the committee and shall make these available to any authorized officer/authority for inspection.

Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee

Introduction:

The Institution has reconstituted Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee on 9th July 2018 and on 25th July 2019 to fallow the directives of the Supreme Court, the UGC and the Kuvempu University in respect of implementing a policy against sexual harassment in the Institution. The Institution has this committee since its inception with different nomenclatures. On 5th May 2020, it has been renamed as MYTHRI (Women Empowerment and Harassment Prevention cell).

Composition of Anti Sexual Harassment Committee for the AY 2019-20:

Sl.N. Name Designation
1. Dr. K. Sailatha Principal -Chairperson
2. Mrs.Sharada.G Coordinator
3. Mrs. Roopa D S Representative of women (teaching)
4. Mrs. Kavitha U P Representative of women (teaching)
5. Mrs. Lenita Quadros Representative of women (teaching)
6. Mrs. Ashwini E M Representative of women (teaching)
7. Ms.Kavyashree Representative of women (non-teaching)
8. Ms.Rakshitha N S II M.Com - Student Representative
9. Ms. Vaishali G B III B.Com -Student Representative
10. Ms.Syeda Sunain Kousar III BBA - Student Representative
11. Ms.Deepika G N III BCA -  Student Representative
Guest Talkon “Women’s Safety and Empowerment”

Guest Talkon “Women’s Safety and Empowerment”

Anti Sexual Harassment Cell
A guest talk on “Women’s Safety and Empowerment” was organized by the Sexual Harassment Redressal Cell on 27-09-2018 by PESIAMS...
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Events Report of 2019-20

Sl. No. Event Document
1 Awareness Program on Breast and cervical cancer View
2 Importance of physical and mental well being  View
3 Self defense  View 

Events Report of 2018-19

Sl. No. Event Document
1 Guest Talk on Women Safety and Empowerment View
2 Awareness Program about Sexual Harassment View
3 Guest Talk on Health and Nutrition View 

Events Report of 2015-16

Sl. No. Event Document
1 Nutrition for Girls View