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‘Set up internal complaints committee in workplaces’

State women development and social welfare minister Sashi Panja on Wednesday urged the corporate offices to set up Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to register complaints in case of a woman employee is abused in work place.

After attending a seminar organised by the MCCI at a five star hotel on Wednesday Panja said that in most of the cases the complaints relating to women abuse in work place is not communicated to the government properly.

To ensure that the each and every complaint gets registered and they are properly communicated to her department, it is necessary to set up ICC at all the corporate offices.

Panja said that it is not always possible for the government to know what is happening in a particular office. Hence all the corporate offices should set up ICC comprising of women members. If a woman employee of a particular office is harassed at her work place she can raise the matter with the 
ICC which will also investigate the matter.

She also added that in many cases it was found that a woman employee leaves the job after being abused at her workplace while in some cases the victims get a transfer to some other place. But those who were guilty remain unperturbed. If ICC is introduced at the private offices steps could be taken against the accused.

In another development, Dr Panja’s department has written to the Food minister Jyotipriya Mullick alleging the poor quality of food grains that were supplied to the schools under ICDS and urged the food department to steps in this regard.
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