Internal complaint Cell

Internal Complaint Committee of Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College is a body to receive complaints on sexual harassment at the work place and try to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere to the staff and students of the College.

Vision and Mission

  • To receive any grievance/complaint from students/staff regarding harassment.
  • To investigate the case based on the complaints relating to sexual harassment.
  • To conduct a systematic inquiry on receiving any complaints from aggrieved students/staff and submit a detailed report to the undersigned for suitable action.
  • To ensure confidentiality in the proceedings as well as in keeping records.


Procedure for filing a Complaint with ICC

  • Sexual Harassment complaints must be hand-written or typed on paper.
  • The nature of the complaint, as well as dates and locations, should be fully specified.
  • As per stipulation of the (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act no. 14 0f 2013, the aggrieved person can make the written/typed complaint to HOI within a period of three months from the date of incident and in case of a series of incidents, within a period of three months from the date of last incident.
  • The complaint must not be anonymous.

Members of the Internal Complaint Cell:

Sm. Krishnakali Chakravarti Banerjee Associate Professor, Department of . Philosophy
Dr Rakhi Mitra, Associate Professor, Department of Bengali.
Dr Krishnakali Roy, TCS, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography.
Dr Maitreyee Bhattacharya, External member.


Policy of Internal Complaint Committee

There should be a safe and harassment free workplace. In case of any complaint, the ICC is responsible to handle the matter in an impartial manner. The ICC is required to be vigilant for the redressal of the complaint as soon as possible.
Under the Act, the policy of ICC is required to prevent instances of sexual harassment and also to receive and effectively deal with complaints related to such acts. Physical as well as verbal harassment are to be considered here in this policy. It is the duty of the committee to see whether the complaint is justified or not.
The aggrieved victim can make written complaint of harassment at workplace to the ICC within a period of three months from the date of incident.
As per the Internal Complaint Committee Policy, during the period of pendency of the inquiry, if a written request is made by the complainant, the ICC may recommend to the employer: To transfer either the aggrieved or the respondent to some other workplace.
Complaints may be oral or in writing. If the complaint is oral, it shall be made in writing by the committee or the member who has received the verbal complaint with the signature of the complainant.
The committee should study the complaint and may hear both the complainant to determine if an enquiry needed to be instituted. If so then an enquiry have to be formed (from the committee consisting not less than 5 persons or not more than 7 persons. 70% of this committee will be women).


Minutes of the Meeting of the Internal Complaint Cell View PDF
Policy Document of the Internal Complaint Cell View PDF
Annual Report of the Internal Complaint Cell View PDF