Rajnath Singh to head GoM to look into sexual harassment at workplace

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 24, 2018, 04.08 PM(IST)

File photo of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

The government on Wednesday constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in order to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent sexual harassment at workplace.

The members of the GoM are Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi.

The GoM will work towards strengthening the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with, and prevent sexual harassment at workplace, a report said.

It will recommend action required for effective implementation of the existing provisions, as well as for strengthening the existing legal and institutional frameworks for addressing issues related to sexual harassment at workplace, the official said.

The GoM has been set up in the wake of #MeToo movement where several women have publicly named people who had 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 former colleagues.