Supreme Court express displeasure on poor implementation of the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (POSH) Act 2013, even after a decade of its enactment. Court issues directions to ensure strict implementation of the provisions.
Supreme Court issued important Directions dt.12.05.2023 for strict implementation of the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (POSH) Act 2013.
1.Conduct POSH awareness workshop and regular upskill Internal Committee member.
2.Verify if entities including government bodies have lC Committee with proper constituents.
3.NALSA & SLSA’s to develop modules to conduct workshops and organize awareness programmes for sensitization.
4.Union of India, States and Union Territory to verify if government bodies have shared details of email ID’s and contact numbers of the IC members.
5.Verify if internal policies made readily available on the websites.
6.Similar excise to be conducted by Statutory bodies of professionals at Apex level and State level by Universities, Colleges, Training Centres and Educational institutes.
7.Union of India and all states, union territory to comply within 8 weeks