DU asks colleges to hold elections for forming internal complaints committee
The university noted that the composition of the college complaints committee and gender sensitisation committee is not in accordance with the guidelines in many colleges.delhi Updated: Feb 12, 2018 23:53 IST
Amid series of allegations of sexual harassment against teachers by students and faculty members, Delhi University has written to all colleges to conduct elections for college complaints committee on March 12.
The university noted that the composition of the college complaints committee and gender sensitisation committee is not in accordance with the guidelines in many colleges.
Two DU students have filed FIRs against their teachers, accusing them of sexually harassing them and one former guest teacher has filed an FIR against a college principal over alleged sexual harassment.
Acting proctor Neeta Sehgal sent a letter to all colleges on February 9, asking them to hold polls to elect three student representatives as per University Grants Commission (UGC) rules.
Sehgal said the university had in April last year instructed all colleges to form an internal complaints committee as per the UGC Regulations, 2015 on Prevention, Prohibition, and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions. Sehgal said though most colleges had an ICC but many of them did not have elected student representatives.
She said those colleges which have elected members need not conduct elections again.
As per the university guidelines, the last date for nomination is February 23 after which the final list will be announced on February 27. The election will be held on March 12.