October 26, 2021

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Human rights panel flays Haryana secondary schooling dept director for not filing report in sexual abuse scenario

The Haryana Human Legal rights Commission on Wednesday flayed the Secondary Training Section Director, J Ganesan, although noting that the IAS officer had been sitting down as “deaf and dumb” more than a make any difference and “had not obeyed the orders passed by the panel”.

The issue remaining referred to by the human legal rights physique relates to the alleged sexual harassment of girl learners by academics in a governing administration university of Hisar, in which the commission experienced sought a report from the education office.

“The fee is not pleased with the act and conduct of this officer and stern motion might be suggested versus the Director of Secondary Training Division, Haryana, for not sending a report to this commission in a quite delicate scenario,” remarked Haryana Human Rights Commission Chairperson SK Mittal and member Deep Bhatia in an buy handed on July 27.

On his section, Director of Secondary Instruction, J Ganesan, claimed he has by now taken vital action in the issue. Ganesan stated: “On July 5, I experienced authorised the reply to be submitted (to the commission). However, our employees failed to file the report. We are taking action versus them and submitting the report (to the fee).”

The commission had made the decision to act following acquiring a complaint about the alleged sexual exploitation of lady learners. The commission experienced on August 24, 2020, sought a report from the Director which was to be submitted by December 14. “On that day, the Director… did not send the report and, for that reason, a reminder was ordered to be issued to him to post the report by March 16. On the reported date again, no report was sent and the make any difference was adjourned to May possibly 13, 2021. Thereafter, the issue held on adjoining from time to time and now (July 27) yet again, the report was not despatched by the Director…the message was conveyed to the workplace of Director…as very well as to the Further Main Secretary, Faculty Education, Haryana by means of his secretary. It is peculiar that report has not been sent to this commission so significantly,” mentioned the panel.

The fee additional stated: “The Director sits in excess of the issue as deaf and dumb and did not obey the orders handed by this fee from time to time. It is unfortunate that this sort of kinds of officers are however operating in the Schooling Department, who are minimum involved with the female students, who have alleged to have faced sexual abuse by college academics in a federal government faculty. He is thoroughly insensitive in direction of the difficulty. The fee is not delighted with the act and perform of this officer and stern motion may be encouraged to be taken from the Director.”

“Before passing an adverse buy relating to disobedience of the orders handed by this fee as effectively as for initiating disciplinary (motion) towards him, one previous and final chance is offered to the Director…as effectively as to the Extra Main Secretary…to submit the report in fortnight positively, failing which the fee will be forced to go an buy against both equally the officers,” warned the panel.

The panel also ordered to mail a duplicate of its get to the Haryana Chief Secretary “as the fee would like to bring to the detect of the best authority of the state… the carry out of the Director”.