Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)

Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)

 

In pursuance of UGC (Prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions) Regulations 2015, the existing Anti-Harassment Cell is renamed as Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and re-constituted as under to deal with the complaints relating to sexual harassment at workplace.

The ICC is comprised of the following members:


1

Presiding Officer

Dr Ansamma Thomas
Associate Professor & Head Department of Chemistry

Chairperson

2

Two faculty members

Dr Saji Augustine, Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Physics
Dr Brincy Mathew
Assistant Professor in Malayalam

Member

Member

3

Two non-teaching employees

Deepak C George, Head Accountant
Ms Smitha Joseph, Senior Clerk

Member
Member

4

A member from NGO or
associations committed to the cause of women or A person familiar with the issues relating to sexual harassment

Dr Jasmine Alex
Assistant Professor, School of Indian Legal Thought, M. G. University, Kottayam

Member

5

Three student nominees
(If the matter involves students)

Ms Merin Dali
II M.Com. Student, 2020 Admission
Ms Aparna Thilakan
II BSc Physics,2020 Admission
Ms Anna Shintu T C
Research Scholar in Malayalam,
2020 Admission

Member

Member

Member

The term of office of the members of the ICC shall be for a period of three years from the date of this notification..
The Internal Complaints Committee shall:

  1. Provide assistance if an employee or a student chooses to file a complaint with the police;
  2. Provide mechanisms of dispute redressal and dialogue to anticipate and address issues through just and fair conciliation without undermining complainant’s rights, and minimize the need for purely punitive approaches that lead to further resentment, alienation or violence;
  3. Protect the safety of the complainant by not divulging the person’s identity, and provide the mandatory relief by way of sanctioned leave or relaxation of attendance requirement or transfer to another department or supervisor as required during the pendency of the complaint, or also provide for the transfer of the offender;
  4. Ensure that victims or witnesses are not victimized or discriminated against while dealing with complaints of sexual harassment;
  5. Ensure prohibition of retaliation or adverse action against a covered individual because the employee or the student is engaged in protected activity.