Itanagar, 11 May: The first meeting of Local Complaint Committee, Capital Complex constituted as per the Sexual Harassment at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal ) Act ,2013 was held today under the chairmanship of Jarjum Ete in the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner Itanagar Capital Complex Prince Dhawan.
During the meeting, the Chairperson stressed that to implement the Act effectively, the State Govt. should make separate allocation of fund to each Deputy Commissioner or District Officer.
The DC stressed that awareness regarding the committee should be created as it has been specifically constituted to attend to the cases of sexual harassment of women at workplace. He also sought cooperation of member cum General Secretary Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Association Kani Nada Malling for disseminating information in this regard. Kani Nada also stressed that for more awareness on the topic is required as most of the victims are reluctant to report due to ignorance of law. She also shared various challenges that are faced while dealing with the cases of sexual harassment.
EAC ,Tame Yajum as Ex-officio member briefed the team about the role and function of Local Complaints Committee . (DIPRO)