UGC calls on colleges and universities to form gender bias complaints committee
In a statement released by the UGC on its official website, it is mentioned: “You are requested to ensure that the ICC constituted by your esteemed university works in accordance with the UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redress of Sexual Harassment of Female Employees and Female Students in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations, 2015.”
In addition, UGC has requested all affiliated universities and colleges to complete the gender audit compliance online on the SAKSHAM portal.
ICC will ensure that no gender bias is found in the atmosphere of colleges and universities. Any complaints about this should be handled with sensitivity and impact.
The UGC had also asked universities to set up hotlines for women, police and hospital helplines in all institutions. In addition, colleges are required to organize exposure visits to villages, blocks, districts and towns to impart knowledge on gender equality.