New Delhi, Nov 22 (UNI) SHe-Box, the online portal to report complaints of Sexual Harassment at Workplace, has now been linked to all Central ministries, departments and 653 districts across 33 states/union territories.
Till November 20 last, as many as 321 complaints have been registered with ‘SHe-Box’ of which 120 were related to central ministries/departments, 58 were from state governments and 143 from private companies.
Speaking about the portal, Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi said, “SHe-Box portal is an effort to provide speedy remedy to women facing sexual harassment at workplace.
With the linking of the portal to central and state governments, once a complaint is submitted to the portal, it will be directly sent to the section of the employer concerned.
Through this portal, WCD as well as the complainant, can monitor the progress of the inquiry.’
She described it as ‘a proactive step taken by the WCD Ministry in the wake of the worldwide campaign #MeToo, where women have related their experience of facing sexual harassment and abuse at the workplace.”
For prompt disposal of complaints on SHe-Box, each case goes directly to the central/ state authority concerned
having jurisdiction to take action in the matter. Cases on She-Box can be monitored by the complainants and WCD Ministry, reducing the time taken in case disposal.
Launched by the WCD minister last year, the SHe-Box offers the facility of making online complaints of sexual
harassment at workplace. Those who have already filed a written complaint with the concerned Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) or Local Complaint Committee (LCC) constituted under the Sexual Harassment Act, are also eligible to file their complaint through this portal.
The portal can be accessed at the following link: http:hebox.nic.in/
The Ministry has also published a Handbook and Training Module on the SH Act to provide information about the provisions of the Act in easy to use practical manner. Private organisations are encouraged to customise the training module as per their extant service rules and disciplinary procedures prescribed therein, an official release here said.
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