JNU to review its amended harassment policy

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2016 16:24 IST
File photo of JNU administrative building. (Ajay Aggarwal. (HT photo)

Barely a few months after JNU notified an amended sexual harassment policy, it has decided to review the revised rules.

The administration’s decision to do so has not gone down well with a section of teachers and students. The university is keeping mum over the reason behind the move.

JNU has Gender Sensitisation Committee Against Sexual Harassment (GSCASH), a central body which deals with complaints of this nature.

“The Vice Chancellor has constituted a committee to look into the revised rules and regulations concerning GSCASH and to examine and recommend necessary changes with immediate effect. However, while reviewing the GSCASH rules, the committee will ensure that the Workplace Act 2013 be adhered to,” an official notification said.

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The university which received maximum number of sexual harassment complaints by any educational institution in Delhi in the last two years, had notified the revamped policy last October.

Baffled over the varsity’s move Ayesha Kidwai, professor at JNU’s Centre for Linguistics, said, “The GSCASH has had no problem working with these rules. Yet our beloved administration feels that something needs to be changed and has appointed a committee quite mysteriously.”

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