Nirathanka is a Non-Governmental Organisation with a registered office in Bengaluru. Nirathanka has been founded by a young Professional Social Worker, Shri Ramesha MH (National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI) Young Achievers Awardee-2019) with the objective of extending the services to the weaker section of the society. Today, the organisation is extended its scope of services in the areas of education, health care, youth skill development, food security, and livelihood training. From the last 7 years, Nirathanka providing services of deputing expert external members for Internal Committees under PoSH law for more than 50 organizations across India. Nirathanka with group of few professionals from Human Resources and Social Work have organizing the “State-Level HR Kannada Conference” on yearly basis from year 2017.
Even though the concept of sexual harassment is as old as the history of mankind, its implication at the work place has received attention in recent times. In fact until the verdict in Vishaka Vs. State of Rajasthan (1997) case by the Supreme Court of India in 1997, there were no official guidelines to deal with the subject. Thereafter the central government has enacted Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, under which the employer is duty bound to protect the women at workplace. This Act aims to protect women against sexual harassment at workplace by preventive measures like training, prohibitive measures like legal restriction, punitive measures like disciplinary action by employer or criminal action by police and rehabilitative measures like transfer and monetary compensation. Hence there is a need for managers and executives to learn the legal aspects, case laws and detailed procedure to protect the women at workplace.
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