PREVENTION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT CELL

Co-Ordinator Prof. G. Vijayakumari
Phone No 04285-241545 / 935
Mobile No 9487667893
Email posh.ebet@gmail.com

ABOUT THE CELL

     In order to create and maintain a community in which teaching, non-teaching staff and Students can work together in an environment free of sexual violence, harassment, exploitation and intimidation, Erode Builder Educational Trust’s Group of Institutions has established a cell for Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) based on the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) UGC Act 2013 and the guidelines given by Anna University, Chennai.

     This comprises all kinds of gender violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination on the basis of gender. This also meets the obligation as mandated by The Supreme Court of India, in its landmark judgment in August 1997 viz., Vishaka & others vs. the State of Rajasthan & others which stated that every instance of sexual harassment is a violation of “Fundamental Rights” under Articles 14, 15, and 21 of the Constitution of India, and amounts to a violation of the “Right to Freedom” under Article 19 (1)(g). This judgment makes it obligatory for every employer and other responsible persons to follow the guide lines laid down by the Court and to evolve a specific policy to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

     Educational institutions are bound by the same directive. Following this, Erode Builder Educational Trust’s Group of Institutions is committed to uphold the Constitutional mandate ensuring the above mentioned human rights of all those who fall within its jurisdiction like Anna University. Thus Erode Builder Educational Trust’s Group of Institutions has established the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell (POSH).

The Role of the cell

  • Prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by promoting gender amity among students and employees;
  • Deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized and termination of the harassment;
  • To ensure that appropriate action is taken against the offender
  • To ensure that victims and witnesses are not victimized or discriminated because of their complaint.
  • To take proactive measures towards sensitization of the working and learning community on gender issues so that the University is an excellent work place for all.
  • Recommend appropriate punitive action against the guilty party to the cell

Internal Complaint Committee Members

Sl. No. Name Professional Position Position in the Cell
1. Dr.M.Tamilarasi Professor & Head / ECE Presiding Officer
2. Prof. G. Vijayakumari Assistant Professor / ECE Coordinator
3. Mrs.D.Kamalaveni Social Activist, Erode External Member
4. Mr.E.M.Ashok Clinical Psychiatrist, Erode External Member
5. Prof. C. Karthikeyan HoD / S & H Member
6. Prof.S.Eswari Assistant Professor / MCA Member
7. Prof.S.Nithyadevi Assistant Professor / Maths Member
8. Prof.M.R.Mithra Assistant Professor / Maths Member
9. Mr.V.K.Senthil Ragavan Registrar Member
10. Mrs.M.Thilaka Directress of Physical Education Member
11. Mr.T.Sekar Deputy Warden / Gents Hostel Member
12. Ms.M.D.Shanthi Deputy Warden / Ladies Hostel Member
13. Mrs.A.D.Palani Malar Lab Assistant / Civil Member
14. Ms.S. Nandhini Student of Civil Student Representative I
15. Ms.M. Chajitha Student of Mechanical Student Representative II
16. Ms.T.Vinitha Student of ECE Student Representative III
17. Ms.K.S. Enniya Student of CSE Student Representative IV
18. Ms. B. Sivakama Sundari Student of EEE Student Representative V