Integrity Pledge for Citizens:
I believe that corruption has been one of the major obstacles to economic, political and social progress of our country. I believe that all stakeholders such as Government, citizens and private sector need to work together to eradicate corruption.
I realise that every citizen should be vigilant and commit to highest standards of honesty and integrity at all times and support the fight against corruption.
I, therefore, pledge:
To follow probity and rule of law in all walks of life;
To neither take nor offer bribe;
To perform all tasks in an honest and transparent manner;
To act in public interest;
To lead by example exhibiting integrity in personal behaviour;
To report any incident of corruption to the appropriate agency.
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i. The vigilance dept has no jurisdiction over private individuals and other Government departments.
ii. Complaints sent through written communication/letter should contain name, personal details, complete postal address, Mobile/telephone number, etc. of the sender with specific details/information of the matter. Complaints sent on any e-mail ID of employees/officials will not be entertained or taken cognizance of by.
iii. Complaints must contain factual details, verifiable facts and related matters.
iv. Complaints should not be vague or contain sweeping general allegations.
v. Complaints that are anonymous/pseudonymous will not be entertained.
vi. Complaints should be specific and submitted with evidence.
vii. Chief Vigilance Officer will not entertain unnecessary correspondence in the matter of Complaint or on its status.
Redressal of Complaints through Internal Complaints (IC) Committee at FCRI under POSH Act 2013
Information regarding constitution and composition of IC:
Date of Constitution of ICC: 28.06.2022
Validity of Committee: 3 Years
Procedure on filing complaint, Inquiry Process & Appeal:
Primarily, the aggrieved woman is required to file a written complaint to the ICC (6 copies) along with supporting documents, names and addresses of witnesses within 3 (three) months from
the date of incident/ last incident. The ICC has the power to extend the said timeline by another 3 (three) months for reasons which shall be recorded in writing and if the ICC is satisfied with the provided reasons. It is pertinent to mention that where such a complaint cannot be made in writing, the Presiding Officer or any other Member of the ICC shall render all reasonable
assistance to the aggrieved woman for making the said complaint in writing.
Thereafter, 1 (one) copy of the complaint is to be sent to the respondent within 7 (seven) days of receiving the complaint. Further, upon receiving the copy of the complaint, the respondent is required to respond to the said complaint along with a list of supporting documents, and names and addresses of witnesses within 10 (ten) working days.
The Inquiry, as prescribed under the PoSH Act, has to be completed within a total of 90 (ninety) days from receipt of the complaint. The ICC is required to furnish the inquiry report to the employer within 10 (ten) days from the date of completion of the inquiry. Finally, the employer is required to act on the recommendations of the ICC within 60 (sixty) days of receipt of Inquiry Report.
In case a party is not satisfied or further aggrieved by implementation or non-implementation of recommendations made, it may appeal to the appellate authority in accordance with the PoSH Act and PoSH Rules, within such time frame as prescribed thereunder.
Relevant rules/ regulations:
1. Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act 2013 for Employers / Institutions / Organization’s dated Nov 2015, published by Govt. of India / Ministry of Women & Child Development.
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2. Gazette Notification dated 23 April 2013, on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act 2013, published by Govt. of India / Ministry of Law and Justice.
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