Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sexual harassment: CIC fails to follow SC order

An RTI query has revealed that the Central Information Commission has so far not put in place a mechanism to deal with sexual harassment cases, a measure that was mandated by Supreme Court. According to a reply furnished to an RTI application, CIC has admitted that it doesn't yet have a committee to deal with complaints of sexual harassment. The answer was given in response to an RTI query filed by Gloria Kumar, former regional passport officer of Delhi, who has levelled allegations of ``gender bias and perverted overtones''.

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