Supreme court notice to government on law for working women

This plea is pointing out the lack of implementation of the laws made for the security and safety of working women at their workplace .
In order to stable the conditions and for the proper implementation of laws , the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to respond on a petition questioning the improper implementation of the various laws and provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act of 2013 which had replaced the guidelines laid down in the historic Vishaka case judgement, which stemmed from the brutal gang rape of a social worker in a village of Rajasthan.
After the verdict of SC the spirit of gender equality enshrined in the constitution to declare that “gender equality includes protection from sexual harassment and the right to work with dignity which is a basic right recognised globally.”
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra issued a notice to the Centre and State governments. They have to reply within the next four weeks.

The petition point out that the state governments has not bothered to appoint district officers or local committees under the Act of 2013. There is no appointment of nodal officers or internal complaint committees in certain offices. There is no move to protect the rights and better implementation of the laws made for the working women .
All these have to be answered by the state governments to the Supreme Court.

 

By:
TOSHI TIWARI
INDORE INSTITUTE OF LAW

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