HIGHLIGHTS

Women Cell

Rajkiya Engineering College Bijnor has established Women Cell in the college campus for the female faculty, staff and girl students, to improve understanding of issues allied to women; and to create safe and healthy environment in the college campus for them. It offers a platform for female staff and students to nurture at intellectual and social level.

Some Constitutional Privileges for Women:

The rights and safeguards enshrined in the constitution for women in India are listed below:

  1. The state shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth or any of them. [Article 15(1)].
  2. The state is empowered to make any special provision for women. In other words, this provision enables the state to make affirmative discrimination in favour of women [Article 15(3)].
  3. No citizen shall be discriminated against or be ineligible for any employment or office under the state on the ground of sex [Article 16(2)].
  4. Traffic in human beings and forced labour are prohibited [Article 23(1)].
  5. The state to secure for men and women equally the right to an adequate means of livelihood [Article 39(a)].
  6. The state to secure equal pay for equal work for both Indian men and women [Article 39(d)].
  7. The state is required to ensure that the health and strength of women workers are not abused and that they are not forced by economic necessity to enter avocations unsuited to their strength [Article 39(e)].
  8. The state shall make provision for securing just and humane conditions of work and maternity relief [Article 42].
  9. It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women [Article 51-A(e)].

Some Legal Provisions for Women:

  1. Torture, both mental and physical (Sec. 498-A IPC)
  2. Molestation (Sec. 354 IPC)
  3. Sexual Harassment (Sec. 509 IPC)

Special Initiatives for Women

  1. National Commission for Women: In January 1992, the Government set-up this statutory body with a specific mandate to study and monitor all matters relating to the constitutional and legal safeguards provided for women, review the existing legislation to suggest amendments wherever necessary, etc.
  2. Reservation for Women in Local Self -Government: The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Acts passed in 1992 by Parliament ensure one-third of the total seats for women in all elected offices in local bodies whether in rural areas or urban areas.
  3. The National Plan of Action for the Girl Child (1991-2000): The plan of Action is to ensure survival, protection and development of the girl child with the ultimate objective of building up a better future for the girl child.
  4. National Policy for the Empowerment of Women, 2001: The Department of Women & Child Development in the Ministry of Human Resource Development has prepared a “National Policy for the Empowerment of Women” in the year 2001. The goal of this policy is to bring about the advancement, development and empowerment of women.
Objectives:
  • To resolve issues related to women’s sexual harassment.
  • To enhance attentiveness amongst students and staff about the problems faced by women of all strata due to gender issues.
  • To generate an environment of gender justice where men and women work together with a sense of personal security and dignity.
  • To create awareness about rights and laws associated to women.
  • To develop critical thinking ability of women students.
  • To provide a platform for listening to complaints and redressal of grievances.

According to the Hon. Supreme Court of India sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexually determined behavior, such as:

  • Physical contact and advances.
  • Demand or request for sexual favors.
  • Sexually Colored remarks.
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.
  • Forcing one against ones' wish for some unwanted act.
  • Unwelcome, filthy and pornographic gestures through eyes or body language.
Sr.No Name Deisignation Contact No.
1 Dr. Subia Ambreen Chairperson 09919074293
2 Dr. Ashu Tomar Member 08126752214
3 Ms. Archana Sharma Member 09817744166