#Metoo: NCW urges I&B min to direct print, publishing houses to form internal probe panelOctober 21, 2018 15:51
The National Commission for Women has urged the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to direct print, publication and production houses houses to form internal committee to probe complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.
An NCW official said that in the past few days, the women rights body has received a number of complaints of sexual harassment at workplace against persons in both traditional print organisations as well as digital media.
"We have informed the Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that the NCW has received a number of such complaints," the official said.
He said the NCW has requested Secretary to issue directions to ensure that organisations such as printing/publishing, production houses involved in TV/film production put in place an effective mechanism for addressing such complaints including constituting Internal Committees in terms of the PoSH Act, 2013, she said.
The NCW said perpetrators of such crimes need to be punished as per law.
The NCW had recently said it had received written complaints from various women about sexual harassment at their workplace.
The commission had also created a dedicated email ID to receive such complaints and urged women who have come forward on social media and other platforms about their alleged harassers to send their formal written complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org.