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Government Polytechnic, Arvi
Approved by AICTE, Recognised by DTE & Affiliated to MSBTE
e-mail : principal.gparvi@dtemaharashtra.gov.in


Internal Complaint Committee (ICC)
In pursuance of AICTE/UGC (Prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and students in higher educational institutions) Regulations, 2015 read with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, and Government of Maharashtra Resolution dated 19th September 2006, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) is constituted as under to deal with the complaints relating to Sexual harassment at work place.
Office Order
The ICC comprises of the following members:


Presiding Officer

Smt. V. A. Raje, I/c HOD Computer Engineering



Faculty members

Smt. S.S. Pawar, Lecturer in English
Smt. S.R. Gabhane, Lecturer in 
Electrical Engg.

Smt. A. V. Patil, Lecturer in 
Electronics & Communication Engg.

Smt. R. S. Kherdekar, Lecturer in Electronics & Communication Engg.




Member Secretary


A member from NGO or a person familiar
with sexual harassment issues

Smt Anita Bhutada, Chairperson NGO



Student nominee
(if the matter involves students)

Ms. Jidnyasa K. Chhangani, 
Electronics & Communication Student III Year 


On receipt of a complaint, ICC shall conduct preliminary enquiry so as to ascertain the truth of the allegations by collecting the documentary evidence as well as recording statements of any possible witnesses including the complainant. ICC shall then submit the preliminary enquiry report to Principal along with all the original documents adduced during the preliminary enquiry proceedings. In case the allegations are not in the nature of sexual harassment, ICC may refer such complaints to the Grievance and Redressal cell.
Where sexual harassment occurs as a result of an act or omission by any third party or outsider, ICC shall take all steps necessary and reasonable to assist the affected person in terms of support and preventive action
ICC shall comply with the procedure prescribed in the aforementioned AICTE/UGC Regulations 2015 and the Sexual Harassment Act for inquiring into the complaint in a time bound manner.
If ICC concludes that the allegations made were false, malicious or the complaint was made knowing it to be untrue or forged or misleading information has been provided during the inquiry, the complainant shall be liable to be punished as per the relevant provision of the aforementioned AICTE/UGC Regulations 2015.
Member Secretary shall receive the complaints of sexual harassment, if any, on behalf of ICC and shall co-ordinate the deliberations of the ICC on the complaints received

Who can approach ICC for help?
Any female employee (faculty, student or staff) of Government Polytechnic, Arvi.
Definition of Sexual Harassment:
"Sexual harassment" includes any unwelcome sexually inclined behaviour, whether directly or indirectly, such as:

  • Physical contact and advances
  • Demand or request for sexual favours
  • Sexually coloured remarks
  • Showing any pornography, or
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature

What are the possible actions that can be taken against the respondent?

  • Warning
  • Written apology
  • Bond of good behaviour
  • Adverse remark in the Confidential Report
  • Stopping of increments/promotion
  • Suspension
  • Dismissal
  • Any other relevant actions

If you think you are harassed or being harassed, what should you do?

  • Give a written complaint to chairperson.

Your complaint will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.



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