New Delhi: In a major decision for Women central government employees who have filed complaints of sexual harassment will now be able to get a paid leave of at least 90 days during the investigation into their allegation, said government.
Leave up to a maximum of 90 days may be granted to an aggrieved female government servant during the pendency of inquiry, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
“The leave so granted to the aggrieved woman under this rule shall not be debited against the leave account,” it said. It will come as a relief to the victims who undergo a lot of trauma while working in the office that too in the presence of the accused,” a senior DoPT official said.
This provision has been made under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, a legislation mandated to provide protection to women against sexual harassment at work place.