POLICY AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The University is committed to the providing a place of work and study free of sexual harassment, intimidation or exploitation. It is expected that all students, faculty, staff, karamcharis and officials will treat one another and visitors to the University with respect. All members of the University community, including those who are in temporary or short term positions are subject to this policy. Anyone violating this policy is subject to disciplinary action. Reports of sexual harassment are taken seriously and are dealt with promptly.
Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH)
Following the guidelines on the prevention and deterrence of sexual harassment in the workplace laid down by the Supreme Court of India in its 13 August 1997 judgement on the Writ Petition (Criminal) Vishaka vs. State of Rajasthan, the Vice-chancellor of JNU appointed a Working Group on Sexual Harassment headed by Professor Karuna Chanana on 5 September 1997. The Report of the Working Group was accepted by the Executive Council of JNU on 6 May 1998. The JNU Policy against Sexual Harassment was announced in a circular dated 25 February 1999, and the Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH) was set up vide a Jawaharlal Nehru University notification dated 16 April 1999.
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