Headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, a Group of Ministers (GoM) has been constituted by the government to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent sexual harassment at the workplace.
A Home Ministry official said Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi are the members of the GoM. The GoM would examine the existing legal and institutional frameworks for dealing with matters of sexual harassment of women at the workplace.
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It would recommend action required for effective implementation of the existing provisions, and for strengthening the existing legal and institutional frameworks for addressing issues, the official said.
The GoM has been set up in the wake of #MeToo movement where several women have publicly named people who had allegedly harassed them at their workplace. Former editor M J Akbar had to resign as Minister of State for External Affairs following allegations of sexual harassment against him by some former colleagues.