Virendra Kumar, Minister of State for women and Child Development (WCD), in response to a question in Lok Sabha on Friday, shed light on the implementation of Sexual harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act.

In an effort to combat sexual misconduct, the Indian government has made it mandatory for every company in India, which has more than 10 employees, to implement the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

The Women and Child Development Ministry had earlier launched an online complaint management system called the SHe-Box (Sexual Harassment electronic –Box (SHe-Box).

The box enabled women to register complaints pertaining to inappropriate behaviour by men. This was implemented in both government offices and private sectors. As of Friday, SHe-Box has received a total of 107 complaints.

According to the Act, which focuses on prevention, prohibition and redressal, theorganizations that have more than 10 employees must constitute an Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) for addressing complaints.

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