Gender Harassment Committee

1. Director cum Dean, Bowring & Lady Curzon Medical College & Research Institute, Bengaluru Chairman
2. Dr. Riyaz Basha, Professor, Department of Community Medicine Member
3. Dr. Pushpalatha, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics Member
4. Dr. Sowmya S., Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy Member

GENDER HARASSMENT CELL
1. Gender harassment is a serious criminal offence, which can destroy human dignity and freedom. In an effort to promote the well being of all employees and students at the place of work or study, code of conduct has been prescribed as given in succeeding paragraphs.
2. It shall be the duty of the employer to prevent or deter the commission of any act of gender harassment at the work place.
3. Gender harassment will include such unwelcome sexually determined behavior by any person either individually or in association with other persons or by any
person in authority whether directly or by implication such as the following:-
(a) Eve – teasing
(b) Unsavory remarks
(c) Jokes causing or likely to cause awkwardness or embarrassment
(d) Innuendos and taunts
(e) Gender based insults or sexist remarks
(f) Unwelcome sexual overtone in any manner such as over telephone (obnoxious telephone calls) and the like.
(g) Touching or brushing against any part of the body and the like.
(h) Displaying pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures, cartoons, pamphlets or sayings.
(j) Forcible physical touch or molestation
(k) Physical confinement against one’s will and any other act likely to violate one’s privacy.
(l) A Female individual subjected to harassment on social media platforms, on e-mail, or any other internet platform will be punished under following sections
section 354A of IPC, section 354C of IPC, section 354D of IPC, section 499 of IPC, section 503 of IPC, section 507 of IPC, section 509 of IPC, section 66E of IT Act, section 292 of IT Act.
4. Such harassment includes any act or conduct by a person in authority and belonging to one sex which denies or would deny equal opportunity in pursuit of career development or otherwise making the environment at the work place hostile or intimidating to a person belonging to the other sex, only on the ground of sex.
5. A gender harassment cell was set up in BLCMCRI at the time of inception. The composition of the committee is as follows: –
a) Overall in-charge : ……………………….., Dean
b) OIC – Dr……………………, Prof, Dept of ………………………..
c) Members:-
d) ………………………………….., Tutor, Dept of ………………….,
e) ……………………………………, Warden, Girls hostel.
f) ………………………………………, IT cell, BLCMCRI.

6. Gender harassment Cell has the following aims:-
(a) Sensitizing, at quarterly meetings, all girl students and lady teaching and non teaching staff regarding existence of this forum which can approached by them at any time.
(b) Any complaints put up by any of them are addressed at the earliest and suitable action recommended. Needful action is then taken by the Dean & Registrar.
(c) The committee also aims at sensitizing the boy students to ensure suitable conduct by them towards their fellow girl students and lady patients.
(d) Preparing an annual report giving an account of its activities during the previous year.

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