Sensitization on Prohibition, Prevention and Redressal of Ragging & Sexual Harassment on IIM Sirmaur campus

Sensitization on Prohibition, Prevention and Redressal of Ragging & Sexual Harassment on IIM Sirmaur campus

 

Institutions of Higher Education and all workplaces must conduct Sensitization and Awareness sessions as mandated by the University Grants Commission, UGC Regulations on Curbing the Menace of Ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009, and The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, respectively. Two separate guidelines are available for all members of the IIM SIRMAUR community to consult in case of any such occurrences. 

Anti-Ragging: Students were warned that the Supreme Court of India called Ragging a Crime. Hence an introduction to new comers must not escalate into a Criminal offence that will call for Penal punishment. So new students must report anything that goes beyond civil and respectful ‘getting to know each other’ interactions.

Prevention and Redressal of Sexual Harassment: Similarly in the case of Sexual Harassment any act or speech or sharing of audios and videos that becomes unwanted and unwelcome must be reported as soon as possible and not later than three months after the incident(s) and three months also after the last incident if it is a series of incidents.  This Act of 2013 includes educational institutions as workplace consequently it covers students, faculty, staff, and workers on campus and vendors who may visit the campus.

 

Counselling session for Batch 2018-2020

 

A session on Counselling was conducted by Mrs. Geeta Hiteshi for the incoming 2018- 2020 fourth batch of students of IIM Sirmaur.  Mrs. Geeta is an experiences and qualified Counsellor and Psychologist.  Mrs. Hiteshi underlined that fact that counselling contributes to a healthy work-life balance and to be able to talk through with a counsellor during a rough patch in the psychological, emotional, mental and physical aspects of life makes living more efficient and fulfilling.