Protection of Women at workplace

DB arrays GAD Secy, Div Coms in PIL

Jammu, Publish Date: Aug 13 2017 1:20AM | Updated Date: Aug 13 2017 1:20AM
Protection of Women at workplace

A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjeev Kumar today impleaded GAD secretary and divisional commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking implementation of protection of sexual  harassment  of  Women  at  workplace  Act  2013.

The DB observed that after perusal of the compliance report, petitioner submits that the District Officers have pointed out following deficiencies in the report submitted by the learned Dy. AG on behalf of the Social Welfare Department that the District Officers, namely, the Deputy Commissioners have not constituted the Local Complaints Committee. The Administrative Departments have not constituted the Internal Complaints Committee and no steps have been taken to extend the provisions of the Act to private sector as well.

 “In view of the aforesaid submissions, we deem it appropriate to direct the impleadment of Secretary, General Administrative Department (GAD), Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir as respondents” the DB maintained and issued four weeks’ notice to newly impleaded respondents. JNF

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