Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday told Rajya Sabha that the government is not proposing an amendment to the existing Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
Irani said that an amendment to the existing law was not required as it was “quite comprehensive”.
Disclosing this in a written reply, Irani said that the safety and security of women in the country are of utmost priority for the government.
“All ministers of the government and the states/UTs have been requested to organise workshops and awareness programmes in their departments/offices for sensitizing employees about matters pertaining to sexual harassment of women at workplace and related legal provisions and redressal mechanisms,” the minister further said.
Smriti Irani has also identified resource institutions to provide capacity building progarmmes, i.e. training, workshops, etc. on the issue of prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women at workplaces.