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JAMMU: A Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjeev Kumar directed for the impleadment of Secretary, General Administrative Department (GAD), Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir as respondents in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Advocate Rajeshwari Katoch seeking implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2013 and issued four weeks’ notice to newly impleaded respondents.
The DB observed that after perusal of the compliance report, petitioner had submitted that the District Officers have pointed out certain deficiencies in the report submitted by the Deputy Advocate General on behalf of the Social Welfare Department that the District Officers, namely, the Deputy Commissioners have not constituted the Local Complaints Committees and the Administrative Departments have not constituted the Internal Complaints Committee and no steps have been taken to extend the provisions of the Act to private sector as well.
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