Internal Complaints Committee

As per instructions from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the Sexual harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 was enacted in ICMR-NIN to provide protection against sexual harassment of women in the workplace, for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment, and for matters related thereto. The section 4 of the Act specifies that every employer of a workplace should, by an order in writing, create a Committee to be known as the "Internal Complaints Committeeā€¯.

Internal Complaints Committee of ICMR-NIN with Contact Details: -

The ICC Committee in the ICMR-NIN has been re-constituted on December 2020 with following members: (Office Order No. D/NIN/OO/2023/20 dated 12.01.2023)

HANDBOOK On Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace
Sl.No. Name and Designation ICC Role Telephone No Email ID


Dr. Sylvia Fernandez Rao







Dr. M.Maheshwar

Scientist -F


Legal Expert




Dr. M.Satyavani

Sr. Technical Officer






Dr.P. Anitha Chauhan

Technical Officer-C






Ms.G.S. Goutami







Mrs. Junia David

External Member



Complaint Procedure :

Complaint regarding Sexual Harassment against women can be made either in paper form or by sending e-mail to . The Act stipulates that aggrieved woman can make written complaint of sexual harassment at workplace to the ICC or to the LCC (in case a complaint is against the employer), within a period of three months from the date of incident and in case of a series of incidents, within a period of three months from the date of last incident. As per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013, in case the aggrieved woman is unable to make a complaint on account of her physical incapacity, a complaint may be filed inter alia by her relative or friend or her co-worker or an officer of the National Commission for Woman or State Women's Commission or any person who has knowledge of the incident, with the written consent of the aggrieved woman.
Ministry of Women & Child Development launched an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic -Box (She-Box) on 24th July, 2017 for registering complaints related to Sexual Harassment at workplace. The She-Box is an initiative to provide a platform to the women working or visiting any office of Central Government (Central Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies and Institutions etc.) to file complaints related to Sexual Harassment at workplace under the Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
Once a complaint is submitted to She-Box, it will be directly sent to the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) of the concerned Ministry/ Department/ PSU/ Autonomous Body etc. having jurisdiction to inquire into the complaint. The She-Box also provides an opportunity to both the complainant and nodal administrative authority to monitor the progress of inquiry conducted by the ICCs.

SHe-Box - Online Complaint Management System (