SC Notice To States On PIL For Proper Implementation Of Rules To Prevent Sexual Harassment At Work Place [Read Petition]

SC Notice To States On PIL For Proper Implementation Of Rules To Prevent Sexual Harassment At Work Place [Read Petition]

The Supreme Court today issued notice to States on a PIL which sought a direction for proper Implementation of provisions of Sexual Harassment At Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition) Act 2013 without further delay.

Appearing for petitioner Initiatives For Inclusion Foundation, Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh said even the Local District Officers and Complaints Committees are not being appointed and victims do not have a forum to file complaints even as such cases are on the rise.

He said the Act is not being implemented in its true spirit.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra sought the response of all states within four weeks.

The bench sought reports on constitution of committees and the mechanism to monitor implementation of the law.

MAIN PRAYERS

1)Direct the states to implement the law in its full spirit without further delay.

2)Direct the states to give full support to District Officers.

3)Ensure collection of annual compliance reports from all organisations.

4)Ensure such reports and information on number of cases filed and disposal are consolidated.

5)Ensure the reports are put in public domain.

Read the Petition Here