Setting Up of Internal Complaints Committee

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal  Act, 2013’ mandates all the workplaces, which include any department, organisation, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution, office, branch or unit which is established, owned, controlled or wholly or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the appropriate Government or the local authority or a Government company or a corporation or a co-operative society having more than 10 workers to constitute Internal Committee (IC) for receiving complaints of sexual harassment.

There is no centralized mechanism to collect information about complaints filed with Internal Committees.However, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has developed an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic–Box (SHe-Box) to facilitate women in registering complaints related to sexual harassment of women at workplace.

As of now, the SHe-Box has 750 complaints, out of which 227 complaints are from various Central Ministries. The Ministry-wise complaints registered through SHe-Box are: