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Internal Complaints Committee

Internal Complaints Committee 

The  PoSH Act, 2013 and the University Grants Commission (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of sexual harassment of women employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2015 mandate the formation of an Internal Committee (IC) or Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) by an order in writing in every college. The main objective behind the formation of the Committee is to address the discriminatory behavior and sexual harassment lodged by any member of the college (teaching, non-teaching, and students) of which he or she observes or becomes aware. The committee, after inquiring, also advises the authority to take necessary remedial actions, including punishment against the offender.

The Committee consists of the following members:


Sl.No. Name Position Phone number & Mail id
01 Dr. Sujata Rani Rai, Associate Professor and Head, of Nepali Presiding Officer Phone No.9933020442,
Email ID. sujataranirai@gmail.com
02 Dr. Prabir Kumar Sen, Associate professor and Head, of Chemistry Internal member Phone No. 9883242855,
Email ID. wbespks@gmail.com
03 Prof. Dewki Limbu, Assistant Professor of Geography Internal member Phone No. 9002631899,
Email ID. devvsa@gmail.com
04 Prof Nisha Tamang, Assistant Professor of Geography Internal member Phone No. 99832091510,
Email ID. tamangneesha@gmail.com
05 Prof. Shraddhanjali Singh, Assistant Professor of Hindi Internal member Phone No. 9836014105,
Email ID. singh.shraddhanjali@gmail.com
06 Mrs. Norjin Tshering Bhutia, translator,Translator, Office Staff Representative Phone No. 9635411680,
Email ID. norzeenbhutia@gmail.com
07 Mrs. Tshering Doma Bhutia , Group-D Staff (Chemistry) Non-Teaching Staff Representative Phone No. 9933494233
08 Mr. Tej Kumar Thapa , Child Protection Officer & Senior Lead, Anugyalaya Darjeeling Diocese Social Service Society, Divyavani, Near Loreto Convent South Gate, Loch Nagar, Member of NGO Phone number. 96351-67500
Email Id: kumar.tez@gmail.com
09 Mrs. Ritika Gurung , (B.A. L.L.B. Hons.), Advocate, District & Session Court, (Legal Advisor) Phone No. 62950-23825,
Email.ID. ritikagurung38@gmail.com



Any aggrieved woman who has suffered harassment at the workplace (Darjeeling) can approach ICC.

  • Aggrieved woman includes:

a. Woman who is an employee, or

b. Someone visiting the workplace, or

c. Student (any gender)

Procedure for complaint

  • In case of any sexual harassment, as stated by the law the Complainant must give a written complaint in the given format by the College.
  •  For OFFLINE :The Complainant can take the form from the College office or college website and put it in the drop box of the ICC/Greevance Redressal Committee.
  • For ONLINE email it to the provided email ID of the ICC, which is iccdgc23@gmail.com. (ICCDGC23@gmail.com) 
  • Only written complaints will be considered. Any other form of complaint other than written will not be accepted.

In special cases, if the complainant is unable to write, the complaint may be oral. In such cases, it shall be documented in writing by the ICC member receiving the complaint and the same shall be authenticated by the complainant under her dated signature or thumb impression, as the case may be. The members of the Committee shall maintain confidentiality about the proceedings conducted by them.

The Complaint can be received about the case apart from the complainant in two cases

  1. In cases of forced confinement of the person. In such a case, brought by another person on behalf of the complainant, the Committee will examine whether an enquiry, intervention or some other assistance is needed.
  2. In exceptional cases, third party/witness complaints may be entertained. In such cases, the Committee will ascertain whether the woman alleged to have been sexually harassed wishes to lodge a formal complaint. Once such a complaint is received the Committee shall proceed to inquire into it as per the procedure specified.



The campus of a HEI, including:

  • Any department, organization, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution, office, branch or unit that is established, owned, controlled or wholly or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the appropriate HEIs;
  • Any sports institute, stadium, sports complex or competition or games venue, whether residential or not used for training, sports or other activities relating thereof in HEIs;
  • Any place visited by the employee or student arising out of or during the course of employment or study, including transportation provided by the Executive Authority for undertaking such journey for study in HEIs.’



 In case of Vishakha v. the State of Rajasthan (1997), it is defined as follows:

“Sexual harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as 

a) physical contact and advances; 

b) a demand or request for sexual favours; 

c) sexually-coloured remarks; 

d) showing pornography; 

e) any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual.”


The ICC is responsible for

  1. Creating awareness about sexual harassment and promoting a culture of zero tolerance for such behavior within the College.
  2. Drafting an organizational policy on Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH)
  3. Working towards creating a safe and respectful workplace for all employees and students.
  4. Receiving complaints of sexual harassment in any form
  5. Conducting inquiries And making recommendations and resolutions
  6. Keeping the identity of the complainant confidential.
  7. After the inquiry is completed, the result and subsequent findings and suggestions for the ultimate action against the respondent will be given to the appellate body of the Institution for further action.


The official email of the Committee is iccdgc23@gmail.com.


Sl.No. Document Name Click to View 
01 ICC Composition  Download


Complaint form for Students

Sl.No. Document Name Click to View 
01 Complaint form  Download


The Internal Complaints Committee will be guided by:

Sl.No. Document Name Click to View 
01 Policy Guidelines of ICC  Download
02 (The Gazette of India_Ministry of Women and Child Development, 2013)  Download
03 (The Gazette of India_Ministry of Law and Justice,April 2013)  Download
04 (Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace_(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013)  Download
05 (UGC (Prevention,Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual harassment of Women employees and Students in Higher Educational Institurions)Regulations, 2015)  Download