vaikundbhai Mehta

    Internal Complaint Committee

    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 :






    Dr. Pallavi Ingale

    Presiding Officer

    Contact Details:

    Landline: 020 25701000/ extn: 306 

    Email ID: cgs@vamnicom.gov.in, drpallavingale@gmail.com

    Head, Gender Studies, VAMNICOM


    Dr. Ananya Rahul Bibave

    External Expert

    Mobile No. 94204 95288;

    Email Id: ananyabibave.modernlaw@gmail.com

    Vice Principal, Modern Law College, Pune


    Mrs. Lata Sonawane


    Mobile No. 90496 84025;

    Email Id: lata_fem@yahoo.com

    NGO Representative


    Shri. R. K. Menon 


    Landline: 020 25701000/ extn: 211

    Email Id: cmdp@vamnicom.gov.in

    Professor, VAMNICOM


    Dr. A. K. Asthana


    Landline: 020 25701000/ extn:  215

    Email Id: registrar@vamnicom.gov.in

    Registrar, VAMNICOM


    Smt. K.M. Sonawane


    Landline: 020 25701000/ extn: 203 

    Email Id: sonawane4@gmail.com

    P.A. to Director, VAMNICOM


    Smt. Usha Kulkarni


    Landline: 020 25701000/ extn: 227

    Email Id: usha.kulkarni@ncct.ac.in



    Smt. V. V. Kulkarni


    Landline: 020 25701000/ extn: 311 

    Email Id: kulkarnivrushali2016@gmail.com


    Meeting of Committee Memebers of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC)- 2023-24:

    Meeting of Committee Memebers of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has been held on 29th February, 2024 at VAMNICOM under Presiding Officer, Dr. Pallavi Ingale, HoC-CGS and Associate Professor. All the committee memebrs were present in the meeting. It is to be noted that, no complaints regarding sexual harrassment have been recieved during the year 2023-24. 


    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 :

    • Physical contact and advances
    • Demand or request for sexual favours.
    • Sexually coloured remarks.
    • Showing pornography.
    • Any other welcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature. ( as defined by Sexual Harassment Act)

    2. 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).

    3. 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).

    4. 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.

    5. 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.