Sexual Harrasment in work Places

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Sexual Harrasment in work Places :-  Centralized data on the number of cases of Sexual Harassment is not maintained. The Government does not receive complaints directly as these are to be dealt by Complaints Committees constituted by the employers at their respective workplaces. However, not many cases of Sexual Harassment have been reported in the last three years. Only one case of Sexual Harassment has been reported in Central Sphere. The case was examined by sexual harassment committee of NTPC Dadri and was found to be false.

In Delhi two cases of sexual harassment have been reported during last three years. The details of these are as follows:

(i).    Smt. Neelam Vig in M/s Jassaram Hospital, Karolbagh, New Delhi- The case is presently being examined by committee constituted by the management.
(ii).    Smt. Bimla Bhatt of M/s Jaypee Sidharth Hotel, Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi – the management of Jaypee Siddharth Hotel has terminated the service of the accused in the charges of sexual harassment case.

No other case has been reported from the NCR region. However, The Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Work Place Bill, 2010 has been introduced in Lok Sabha on 7.12.2010 by Minister of Women and Child Development. The proposed legislation extends to the whole of India and applies to every workplace whether in public or private sector, whether organized or unorganized. The Bill also seeks to cover all women who are employed as well as those who enter the workplace as clients, customers or apprentices besides the students and research scholars in colleges and universities and patients in hospitals.

This information was given by the Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in the Rajya Sabha today in Reply to a written question whether the number of sexual harassment cases in work places has increased/decreased over the past three years in India; andthe details thereof; data for the number of sexual harassment cases in work places is available for Delhi and NCR region.

Source: PIB


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