UGC directs universities and colleges to form a complaint committee against gender bias


UGC directs universities and colleges to form a complaint committee against gender bias

To address the corresponding gender prejudices, the University Grants Commission, or UGC, has ordered universities and colleges to establish an internal complaint committee or ICC. A specific unit to carry out activities for gender awareness has also been requested by UGC.

You are urged to check that the ICC established by your esteemed university is operating in accordance with the UGC (Prevention, Prohibition and Redress of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2015, according to a communique posted on the UGC's official website.

Additionally, UGC has requested that all Universities and associated colleges complete the SAKSHAM Portal's online Gender Audit compliance form.

ICC will ensure that there are no gender biases present in college and university environments. Any complaints in this regard must be handled sensitively and effectively.

Additionally, UGC has requested that universities set up police, hospital, and women's hotline numbers around their campuses. Additionally, in order to spread awareness of gender equality, colleges are expected to plan exposure trips to villages, blocks, districts, and cities.

All educational institutions are required by UGC to maintain gender equality on their grounds and that each individual is treated with respect and dignity. According to UGC, The Government of India foresees Gender Champions at all educational institutions across the country in order to improve the outreach for creating an environment that supports equal treatment. Boys and girls over 16 who are enrolled in school are eligible to be gender champions. The goal of gender champions is to create an environment where females are treated with respect and dignity inside their schools, universities, and academic institutions.

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