India Meteorological Department

Ministry of Earth Sciences

Government of India


Internal Complaints Committee(ICC) - Women

Constitution of ICC-SHW for considering complaints of sexual harassment of women employees at IMD

In compliance with the instructions of National Commission for women and guidelines issued in implementation of the directives of Hon'ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 13th August, 1997 in the case of Visakha and others vs. State of Rajasthan and Others on the subject of sexual harassment of women in the workplace, this Department had duly constituted a Complaint Committee for considering complaints of sexual harassment of women working in the India Meteorological Department. This composition of Internal Complaints Committee constituted in the India Meteorological Department, Lodhi Road, New Delhi and its sub-offices is revised periodically or on transfer etc of existing chairperson/member.

The details regarding Composition of all such Committees with Phone numbers and Email IDs of the committee members is given at this link

Composition of Internal Complaints Committee (IMD)

The details with regards to the Act & Rules, role,functions etc of ICC are as given below:-

S.No. Title Details
1. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act and Rule 2013 Download [PDF] 4.28 MB
2. Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Download [PDF] 3.22 MB
3. Rule 3-C , Central Civil Services (conduct) Rules 1964 Download [PDF] 0.38 MB
4. DoP&T O.M. dated 01st November, 2017 regarding Online Complaint Management system titled “Sexual Harassment electronic box (SHe-box)” Download [PDF] 0.17 MB

Complaint procedure:

Complaint regarding Sexual Harassment against women can be made either in paper form or by sending e-mail to concerned ICC Members, IMD. The Act stipulates that aggrieved woman can make written complaint of sexual harassment at workplace to the ICC or to the LCC (in case a complaint is against the employer), within a period of three months from the date of incident and in case of a series of incidents, within a period of three months from the date of last incident. As per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013, in case the aggrieved woman is unable to make a complaint on account of her physical incapacity, a complaint may be filed inter alia by her relative or friend or her co-worker or an officer of the National Commission for Woman or State Women's Commission or any person who has knowledge of the incident, with the written consent of the aggrieved woman.

An online complaint management system was also launched by Ministry of Women & Child Development titled Sexual Harassment electronic -Box (She-Box) for registering complaints related to Sexual Harassment at workplace. The She-Box is an initiative to provide a platform to the women working or visiting any office of Central Government (Central Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies and Institutions etc.) to file complaints related to Sexual Harassment at workplace under the Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

Once a complaint is submitted to She-Box, it will be directly sent to the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) of the concerned Ministry/ Department/ PSU/ Autonomous Body etc. having jurisdiction to inquire into the complaint. The She-Box also provides an opportunity to both the complainant and nodal administrative authority to monitor the progress of inquiry conducted by the ICCs.

For Registering Complaints under SHWW(PPR) Act-2013 in IMD