what are the powers of the Inquiry Committee Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010?

A)        1)         the Inquiry Committee shall have power:

·         To summon and enforce attendance of any person and examine him on oath

·         To require the discovery and production of any [documentary, audio, or video evidence]

·         To receive on affidavits and

·         To record evidence

2)      The Inquiry Committee shall have the power to inquire into the matter of harassment under this Act, to get the complainant or the accused medically examined by an authorized doctor, if necessary, and may recommend appropriate penalty against the accused within the meaning of subsection (4) of section 4.


3)      The Inquiry Committee may recommend to [Ombudsperson] for appropriate action against the complainant if allegation leveled against the accused found to be false and made with mala fide intentions.

4)      The Inquiry Committee can instruct to treat the proceeding confidential


This FAQ is prepared by Sadia Saman Advocate