Internal Complaint Committee (ICC)

Sagar Mahavidyalaya is a co-educational institution and believes in giving and promoting the idea equal oppurtunities and equally healthy environment to both men and women. Here men and women work together in a secure and harmonial atmosphere. Sagar Mahavidyalaya takes pride in the fact that its campus is is very safe for women be it for the students or the employees. However if there are any complaints regarding sexual harrassment, sexually tainted remarks, and any unwelcome physical, verbal or nonverbal expressions of a sexual nature; it is addressed and appropriate action is taken. This cell is responsible for taking these kinds of actions. Its objective is to sensitize the students and staff to work diligently to prevent sexual harassment in the college. Complaints of sexual harassment shall be lodged with the Committee and appropriate disciplinary action is initiated by the members in accordance to the rules and regulations of the college.

Why we need ICC?

It is formed according to the provisions of the POSH ACT-Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act of 2013, 9 th December 2013. (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal).
It is also mentioned in University Grants Commission (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions) Regulations, 2015- 2 nd May 2016.

What is ICC?

The POSH Act made it mandatory for all the workplaces to have an ICC be made for the redressal of sexual harassment cases.

Purposes of ICC :

• To prevent sexual harassment at workplace.
• To avoid discrimination and sexual harassment against girls by promoting gender cordiality among students and employees
• To conduct regular programmes on women empowerment.
• To furnish an inclusive environment and congenial atmosphere for women.

Who can approach ICC?

Any aggrieved woman who has suffered harassment at workplace can approach ICC.

Aggrieved woman includes :
a. Woman who is an employee, or
b. Someone visiting workplace, or
c. Student

Note: A legal heir or a person prescribed can make a complaint on behalf of the woman, if the aggrieved is unable to do so on account of physical, mental capacity or death

ICC Members

Sl. No. Name Designation Position
1 Ms. Asrin Khatun Assistant Professor Presiding Officer
2 Ms. Tuli Sen Assistant Professor Member
3 Ms. Nilima Sardar Non Teaching Staff Member
4 Mr. Uttam Pradhan SACT Legal Professional
5 Mrs. Pratima Giri External Member NGO Representative

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