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Internal Complaint Committee

Savita S. Kerkar
Savita S. Kerkar
Senior Professor

Presiding Officer, Internal Complaint Committee

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 came into being after it was passed in the Parliament of India. This Act provides protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Act ensures that women are protected against sexual harassment at all the work places, be it in public or private. It contributes to realisation of their right to gender equality, life and liberty and equality in working conditions everywhere. The sense of security at the workplace will improve women's participation in work, resulting in their economic empowerment and inclusive growth.

As per the provisions in the Act, an Internal Complaint Committee at Goa University has been constituted, generally,

  • To evolve a permanent mechanism for the prevention and redressal of sexual harassment cases and other acts of gender based violence at the University,
  • To uphold the commitment of the university to provide an environment free of gender based discrimination,
  • To create a secure physical and social environment to deter any act of sexual harassment, and
  • To promote a social and psychological environment to raise awareness on sexual harassment in its various forms.

The Committee actively organizes sensitization programmes every year and invites participation from among the staff and students by involving them in various activities such as skits, posters, talks, etc., on related theme.

Any complaint of sexual harassment of women at Goa University could be mail to [email protected].

The committee consists of following members and (Order No. GU/148/Admn-NT/2021/1661 dated 23 Dec 2021) with the following composition tenable for a period of three years.

Prof. Savita Kerkar

School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Goa University
Presiding Officer

Prof. Vidhyadatta M. Shet Verenkar

School of Chemical Sciences, Goa University

Dr. Joanna Pereira Coelho

Dept. of Sociology, Goa University

Shri. Donald A.E. Rodrigues

Joint Registrar (Academic), Goa University

Elected student's representative

Undergraduate level on campus, Goa University

Elected student's representative

Master's level, Goa University

Elected student's representative

Research scholar, Goa University

Adv. Amira Razak

Advocate High Court, First Floor, Next to Boa Casa, Old Samrat Hotel, St. lnez - Panaji, Goa

Smt. Sandhya S. S. Neurekar

Assistant Registrar (Purchase), Goa University
Member Secretary