The Institute has constituted an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) which is meeting regularly and holding gender sensitization workshops and training on Sexual Harassment Act. The Committee consists of members from the Institute and two NGO representatives as follows :


    Sr. Name Designation Organisation


    Dr. Pallavi Ingale

    Presiding Officer

    Head, Gender Studies, VAMNICOM


    Dr. Ananya Rahul Bibave

    External Expert

    Vice Principal, Modern Law College, Pune


    Mrs. Lata Sonawane


    NGO Representative


    Dr. Girish Mangleek 


    Associate Professor, VAMNICOM


    Shri A. K. Tiwary


    Asstt. Registrar, VAMNICOM


    Mrs. K.M. Sonawane


    Sr.Stenographer, VAMNICOM


    Mrs. Usha Kulkarni


    Hindi Typist(Jr. Clerk), VAMNICOM


    Mrs. V. V. Kulkarni


    Jr. Clerk


    Institute Policy on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013

    1. Sexual Harassment defined – unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, whether directly or by implication, such as :


    1. Physical contact and advances

    2. Demand or request for sexual favours.

    3. Sexually coloured remarks.

    4. Showing pornography.

    5. Any other welcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature. ( as defined by Sexual Harassment Act)

    1. Unbecoming of a Government servant. – Any act of sexual harassment of women employees attracts the provisions of Rule 3(1)(iii) of Conduct Rules as an act unbecoming of a Government servant and amounts to misconduct.(as defined by Swamy – CCS Conduct rules).

    2. Criminal Proceedings. – If such an act of sexual harassment amounts to any specified offence under the Indian Penal Code or under any other law, complaint should be made to the appropriate authority, in this case the Internal Complaints Committee of N.I. for taking criminal action for such misconduct.(as defined by Swamy – CCS Conduct rules).

    3. Complaint Mechanism – The Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management, Pune has an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) as constituted by the Sexual Harassment Act.  Information board about the composition of the Complaints Committee is displayed in various locations of the Institute.  The National Institute will have “ZERO Tolerance” to Sexual Harassment of Working Women.

    4. a) The ICC will monitor to (a) ensure time bound treatment of the complaints. (b) it will ensure that victims or witness will not be victimized or discriminated against while dealing with such cases. (c) The report of the Complaints Committee shall be treated as an enquiry report. – Rule 3-C, GIDs (25) and (25 –A to 25 – D)

        The jurisdiction of the policy on Sexual Harassment will be all employees of the National Institute, including faculty, staff and contract workers. This policy will be applicable to all employees who are on the pay of the Institute and are working in the premises of the N.I.