Dwelling place or a house included within the ambit of Working Place under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 – Addition to Steps for conducting inquiry in Sexual Harassment cases
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions issued a Corrigendum on its OM on Steps for conducting inquiry in case of allegation of Sexual Harassment.
F. No. 11013/2/2014-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated July 30th, 2015
Subject: Steps for conducting inquiry in case of allegation of Sexual Harassment.
The undersigned is directed to say that a step guide for conduct of inquiry in complaint cases of sexual harassment was prepared by this Department and the same was circulated vide OM. of even no. dated 16.07.2015.
2. In the step guide the definition of workplace is based on section 2(o) of the Sexual Harassment of Women (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. However, in para 4 ‘a dwelling place or a house‘ was inadvertantly omitted. Therefore, in the step guide under the heading ‘workplace’ the following may be added in para 4 after (iv):
‘ (v) a dwelling place or a house’.
(M. P. Rama Rao)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Also Check earlier Office Memorandum dated 16.07.2015 issued by DOPT on this issue for which corrigendum has been issued now.