Sexual harassment at workplace: MWCD links complaint portal SHe-Box to all ministries and districts

Sexual harassment at workplace: MWCD links complaint portal SHe-Box to all ministries and districts
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Srinagar: The Ministry of Women and Child Development has linked SHe-Box, the online portal to report complaints of sexual harassment at workplace, to all the ministries, departments of government of Indian and 653 districts across 33 states and union territories.
An official statement issued here said that the for prompt disposal of complaints on SHe-Box, each case goes directly to the central or state authority having jurisdiction to take action in the matter.
WCD minister Maneka Gandhi said SHe-Box portal is an effort to provide speedy remedy to women facing sexual harassment at workplace.
“With the linking of the portal to central and state governments, once a complaint is submitted to the portal, it will be directly sent to the section of the employer concerned. Through this portal, WCD as well as the complainant, can monitor the progress of the inquiry. This is a proactive step taken by the WCD Ministry in the wake of the worldwide campaign #MeToo, where women have related their experience of facing sexual harassment and abuse at workplace.”
Cases on She-Box can be monitored by the complainants and MWCD, reducing the time taken in case disposal.
Till November 20, 2018, as many as 321 complaints have been registered with ‘SHe-Box’ out of which 120 are related to central ministries/departments, 58 are from state governments and 143 are from private companies.
Launched last year, She-Box offers the facility of making online complaints of sexual harassment at workplace to all women employees in the country including government and private employees.
Those who have already filed a written complaint with the concerned Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) or Local Complaint Committee (LCC) constituted under the Sexual Harassment Act are also eligible to file their complaint through this portal.