Train the District Officers under POSH Act, 2013

Ungender has designed a comprehensive training module keeping the crucial role of District Officers in implementing the POSH Act 2013 in their respective Districts, incorporating the following components:

  1. Need and objectives of the Act;
  2. Authority structure and division of responsibilities;
  3. Definitions introduced for ensuring the objectives of the Act;
  4. Redressal and investigative mechanisms;
  5. Procedure, timelines and documentation aspects; and
  6. Monitoring of implementation across different stakeholders.

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How are District Officers appointed under POSH Act, 2013?

As per Section 4 of the POSH Act 2013,  the appropriate Government (every State) may notify a District Magistrate or Additional District Magistrate or the Collector or Deputy Collector as a District officer for every District.

What is the role of District Officer as defined under POSH Act 2013?

As per the POSH Act, 2013, the District Officers appointed by the State Governments holds the primary responsibility for implementation of the redressal mechanism in each District for women who seek remedies against sexual harassment at workplaces along with the following responsibilities:

  • Constitute Local Complaints Committee (LCC) in every district
  • Designate one nodal officer in every block, taluka and tehsil in rural or tribal area and ward or municipality in urban areas to receive complaints and forward the same to the LCC
  • Collect the annual reports prepared by all the organizations or LCC located in their district
  • Prepare brief reports on the annual reports received from all the employers or LCCs in their District
  • Forward the same to the State Government for them to maintain data on number of cases filed and their disposal under the Act.