Gobardanga Hindu College

ESTD 1947,
North 24 Parganas, West Bengal

Internal Compliance Cell (ICC)

The Internal Complaint Cell (ICC) of Gobardanga Hindu College is a crucial component dedicated to promoting a safe and respectful environment within the institution. It operates in accordance with the guidelines set by the University Grants Commission (UGC), ensuring that issues related to sexual harassment and discrimination are addressed with sensitivity and effectiveness.

UGS Guidelines Regarding ICC:

The UGC has outlined comprehensive guidelines to establish and operate an ICC in educational institutions. These guidelines include:

  1. Formation: The ICC should be formed in compliance with UGC recommendations, and it should comprise members with expertise in matters related to gender issues, legal matters, and social work.
  2. Transparency: The ICC should function transparently, maintaining records of all complaints and actions taken.
  3. Autonomy: It should have the autonomy to act independently and impartially in addressing complaints.

Objectives of the ICC:

The primary objectives of the ICC at Gobardanga Hindu College are as follows:

  1. Prevention: To create awareness and prevent instances of sexual harassment and discrimination within the college community.
  2. Redressal: To provide a safe and confidential platform for individuals to report and seek redressal for any such incidents.
  3. Awareness: To educate students, faculty, and staff about their rights and responsibilities regarding these issues.

Mechanism of the ICC:

The ICC operates through a structured mechanism:

  1. Receiving Complaints: The ICC accepts complaints through various channels, ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of the complainant.
  2. Investigation: A thorough and impartial investigation is conducted to assess the veracity of the complaint.
  3. Action: Based on the investigation, the ICC takes appropriate actions, which can include recommendations, disciplinary actions, or legal interventions.

Functions of the ICC:

The ICC at Gobardanga Hindu College performs several functions and activities:

  1. Awareness Workshops: It conducts workshops and seminars to educate the college community about sexual harassment and discrimination issues.
  2. Complaint Handling: The ICC handles complaints sensitively, respecting the rights and dignity of the complainants.

Members of ICC:

  1. Prof.Sutapa Bhattacharya [C]
  2. Dr. Mousumi Sen
  3. Prof. Sangita Ray
  4. Dr. Madhumita Chattopadhyay
  5. Dr. Anwesha Mallick
  6. Dr. Mahuamita Deb
  7. Dr. Adity Roy
  8. Dr. Sabiar Rahaman
  9. Prof. Prabin Sikder
  10. Prof. Nripen Biswas
  11. Smt. Krishna Sil[NTS]

The Internal Complaint Cell of Gobardanga Hindu College plays a pivotal role in ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all its members, in alignment with UGC guidelines and its own objectives and functions.