BHUBANESWAR: In this rapidly developing society, sexual harassment at workplace is a matter of concern which needs to be dealt sternly and at the same time calls for a careful and compassionate redressal.
It is high time the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and Rules are implemented in toto in all educational institutions across the State, said Child and Women Development Minister Usha Devi on Friday.
Addressing a workshop here, the Minister said stressed on conducting sensitisation programmes (in urban and rural pockets) for effective implementation of the law.Senior Supreme Court lawyer Aparna Bhat highlighted the legal prospect of the Act.
Social activist Dr Sunita Krishnan deliberated on the social aspects of the Act and importance of gender equality at workplace.
State Commission for Women Chairperson Lopamudra Baxipatra focused on the effectiveness of the Act in creating conducive environment in educational institutions.
Noted social activist Asha Hans and Dr Amrita Patel participated. Minister of Higher Education Pradeep Panigrahy and over 120 delegates from different sectors attended the workshop.