The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (“POSH”), 2013 mandates all organisations with 10 and more than 10 employees to constitute an Internal Committee (IC). The primary purpose of this Committee is to prevent sexual harassment and ensure a safe workplace for its employees. The Committee is mandated to submit an annual report for every calendar year to its employer and the District Officer. This annual report is usually referred to as the PoSH Annual Report and gives a detailed account of the working of the Committee.
What is a PoSH Annual Report?
As per the PoSH Act, 2013 the annual report must include the following details:
|1.||Number of complaints of sexual harassment received in the year|
|2.||Number of complaints disposed of during the year|
|3.||Number of cases pending for more than ninety days|
|4.||Number of workshops or awareness programmes carried out against sexual harassment|
|5.||Nature of action taken by the employer or District Officer|