Sports minister Vijay Goel announced that his ministry will constitute a high-level committee to resolve the grievances and complaints of women sportspersons.
The joint secretary (sports) will be chairman of the panel. Other members of the panel will include athletes, advocates and senior officials of the ministry apart from a woman sports journalist.
“The ministry follows a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment,” said Goel on Wednesday.
He said the ministry was encouraging women to take up sports. “The ministry provides equal assistance and incentives to both male and female athletes and there is no gender discrimination for training,” he said.
The day-long discussion focused on creation of safe spaces for women athletes and coaches and zero tolerance towards sexual harassment in sports complexes.