Panel formed to deal with sexual harassment complaintsin HC Bench

January 27, 2014 12:00 am | Updated May 13, 2016 12:36 pm IST - MADURAI:

Madras High Court Chief Justice R. K. Agarwal has named members of an internal committee formed to deal with complaints of sexual harassment in the Madras High Court Bench here.

The CJ had, in December 2013, formed internal committees and named members for the principal seat of the High Court in Chennai.

In a recent announcement, the CJ named 11 members, including two judges and a social activist in the High Court Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee for the Madurai Bench here.

According to an official statement, Justice A. Selvam will be the chairperson of the committee, Justice V.M. Velumani will be a member along with other members, including Additional Advocate General K. Chellapandian, senior advocate S. Vallinayagam, Additional Solicitor General K. K. Senthilvelan, advocate J. Nisha Banu (president of Women Advocates Association), advocate Issac Mohanlal (president of Madurai Bench of Madras High Court Bar Association), advocate Jaya Indra Patel, Deputy Registrar C.B. Meena, Social Activist Bimla Chandrasekar and Advocate Clerk T.R. Sakila.

Deputy Registrar Meena will also function as the member secretary of the committee, said the statement.

The Madras High Court framed the Gender Sensitisation and Sexual Harassment of Women at the Madras High Court - Principal Seat in Chennai and the Madurai Bench in Madurai (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Regulations, 2013 through a notification issued on November 27 and formed committees to deal with complaints of sexual harassment, based on the directions of the Supreme Court.

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