The Maharashtra state commission for women will pay a surprise visits to companies to check of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to investigate sexual harassment of women in offices are formed.
The Women`s Commission of Maharashtra will take stringent steps against offices if they are found violating the guidelines laid down for the prevention of sexual harassment at work places.
It is mandatory to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to investigate the sexual harassment of women in offices.
If an ICC has not been formed, a penalty of Rs 50,000 will be levied. The Maharashtra State Womens Commission Chairperson Rupali Chakankar has written a letter to the Secretary of the state on November 10, 2021 regarding the same, and has asked that companies be given directions to have ICCs.