SCHOOL TIMINGS

The school observes the following timings:

Summer (April to Diwali)                 7.25am to 1.40pm

Winter (Diwali to March)                  8.25am to 2.40pm

Second saturday of the month will be a holiday and last working day of the month will be a half working day.

School gates will close at 07:25 AM (Summer Timing)/ 08:25 AM (Winter Timing) Sharp, No Student will be allowed to enter thereafter.

OFFICE HOURS

(on all working days)

Summer (April to Diwali)                 8.00am to 1.00pm

Winter (Diwali to March)                  9.00am to 2.00pm

VISITING HOURS

Principal                                                              9.00 am to 10.00am

FEES

School fee is payable for the entire session. It will be paid through Post Dated Cheques given once at the beginning of the session. The amount and date entered in the post dated cheques must be as given in the fee detail. The school will deposit the cheques in the bank as per dates given in the same. In case of bounced cheque, a cheque return charges of ` 250 and late fee will be charged till the date of payment.

If the fee is not deposited by 25th of the due month, the school reserves the right to strike off the student’s name from its rolls. Late payment of due fee and fine will not constitute the condition for re-admission if may be denied.

Fee once paid shall not be refunded for any reason.

School Managing Committee reserves the right to revise the fee structure, if need arises.

If all dues are not cleared before each examination the student may not be permitted to appear in the examination.

No notice/reminder of fee payment is issued by the school.

POCSO Committee

A “POCSO” committee consisting of following members has been constituted for ensuring a safe, secure and supportive environment for students:

S.No. Name Designation
01 Mr Anupam Kumar Shah Director
02 Mr Yogendra Sharma TGT
03 Ms Chitra Sehgal PGT
04 Master Bhavyam Dadheech Head Boy
05 Miss Khushi Agarwal Head Girl
06 Ms Tanuja Sharma Office Asstt

The committee will take immediate action on reported cases of misbehavior in the school premises on account of sexual offences.

GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL COMMITTEE

The objective of the Grievance Cell is to develop a responsive and accountable attitude among all the stakeholders in order to maintain a harmonious educational atmosphere in the School.

A Grievance Cell has been constituted for the Redressal of the Problems reported by the Students of the school with the following members of the Committee who can be contacted for redressal of grievances:

S.No. Name Degisnation Email/Mobile
01 Ms Anupam Kumar Shah Director svmjpr@gmail.com
02 Ms Juhi Shah Principal svmjpr1@gmail.com
03 Ms Shabnam Bhatnagar Vice Principal 9351325513
04 Mr Prakash Chand Sharma Office Suptd 9351362165
05 Ms Vijaya Chopra PGT victorychopra@gmail.com
06 Ms Anoop Singh TGT anoopatjaipur@yahoo.com

SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMMITTEE

Introduction

  1. Sharda Vidhya Mandir, Jaipur is a co-education institute upto 10 + 2 level and affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi. As per the provisions of Sexual Harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, it is obligatory for the school to constitute a Sexual Harassment Committee for female employees/girls (students) in the school.
  2. The present members of the complaints committee to deal with the complaints of sexual harassment in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the supreme court of India and the Act mentioned at Para 1 above relating to sexual harassment of women workers at work places and girls (students).

Composition/Members of Committee

  1. Composition of the Committee is as under:-

(a)       Chairperson   – Ms. Juhi Shah, Principal (svmjpr1@gmail.com)

(b)        Member No 1 – Mr Sandeep Bohra , C.A. (sandeepbohra@gmail.com)

(c)       Member No 2 – Ms Shabnam Bhatnagar, V.P. (9351325513)

(d)       Member No 3 –  Ms Preeti Mishra, PGT (nakshupmishra@gmail.com)

(e)       Member  No 4 – Ms Shubha Goswami (shubhagoswamisvm@gmail.com)

Committee Against Sexual Harassment

  1. With regard to the Supreme Court Judgment in 1977 and guidelines issued in the Act passed by Parliament in 2013 in this regard to provide for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against sexual harassment at work places, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued circulars since 1998, to all the institutions, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee and to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against women and ragging at the universities and colleges. It has further advised the institutions to be proactive by developing a conducive atmosphere on the campus, where the status of woman is respected and they are treated with dignity.

OBJECTIVE

  1. The objectives of the Committee are:-
    • Prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against women employees and girls students by promoting gender amity among them.
    • Make recommendations to the Chairperson for changes/ elaborations in the Rules for students and employees in the Prospectus and the Bye-Laws, to make them gender just and to lay down procedures for the prohibition, resolution, settlement and prosecution of acts of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by the students and the employees.
    • Deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized and termination of the harassment.
  • Recommend appropriate punitive action against the guilty party to the Chairperson.

PROCEDURE FOR FILING COMPLAINTS

  1. Complaint may be oral, by email (svmjpr@gmail.com) or in writing. If the complaint is oral, it will be converted into a written form by the Sexual Harassment Committee member who received the complaint and authenticated by the complainant under his / her signature as soon as possible.
  2. Upon receipt of complaint by any member of committee, the member should fwd it to svmjpr@gmail.com. The grieved one may also lodge her complaint directly on the given e-mail. Moreover, the complaint can also be lodged telephonically to the mobile Nos of the Chairperson and members of the committee which are available on our website.

PROCEDURE FOR FILING A COMPLAINT / GRIEVANCE WITHOUT REVEALING IDENTITY

  1. If the complainant does not like to reveal her name for any grievance, she can drop the grievance(s) in the drop box placed outside the Counselling room. Here, it should be noted that according to the Supreme Court guideline Sexual harassment can be defined as unwelcome” sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:-
  • Physical contact and advances.
  • Demand or request for sexual favours.
  • Sexually coloured remarks.
  • Showing pornography.
  • Other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of asexual nature (Vishaka judgment by Supreme Court) and the Act passed by the Parliament in this regard.
  1. The following will also be treated as sexual harassment and are covered by the committee:-
  • Eve-teasing.
  • Unsavoury remarks.
  • Jokes causing or likely to cause awkwardness or embarrassment.
  • Innuendos and taunts.
  • Gender based insults or sexist remarks.
  • Unwelcome sexual overtone in any manner such as over telephone (obnoxious telephone calls) and the like.
  • Touching or brushing against any part of the body and the like
  • Displaying pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures, cartoons, pamphlets or sayings.
  • Forcible physical touch or molestation.
  • Physical confinement against one’s will and any other act likely to violate one’s privacy.

PROCEDURE FOR DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS

  1. Filing of a complaint If any associate believes that she/he has been subjected to sexual harassment, such person may file a complaint with any member of the committee. The committee member on receiving a complaint will intimate the committee head. The committee head would arrange for a meeting within a week of receipt of the complaint for discussing the complaint raised. Complaints must be brought within 30 working days of the incident of sexual harassment. Complaints brought after that time period will not be pursued absent extraordinary circumstances.
  2. The determination of whether the complaint was timely or whether extraordinary circumstances exist to extend the complaint period must be made in conjunction with the legal team. Every attempt will be made to get the complainant to provide the complaint in writing. The complaint shall include the circumstances giving rise to the complaint, the dates of the alleged occurrences and names of witnesses, if any. The complaint shall be signed by the complainant.

Process of Enquiry

  1. The committee will ask the complainant to prepare a detailed statement of incidents/ allegations. The statement of allegation will be shared with the accused.
  2. The accused will be asked to prepare a response to the statement of allegations and submit to the committee within the given time.
  3. The statement and other evidence obtained in the inquiry process will be treated as strictly confidential. The committee will organize verbal hearings with the complainant and the accused.
  4. The committee will take against the witnesses testimonies of other relevant persons and review the evidence if necessary. The committee should ensure that sufficient care is taken to avoid any retaliation.
  5. During the enquiry process, the complainant and the accused would be expected to refrain from any form of threat, intimidation or influencing of witnesses.
  6. The committee will arrive at a decision after carefully and fairly reviewing the circumstances, evidences and relevant statements.
  7. The committee will ensure confidentiality during the inquiry process and will ensure that in the course of investigation a complaint:-
    • Both parties will be given reasonable opportunity to be heard along with witnesses and to produce any other relevant documents.
    • Upon completion of the investigation, both parties will be informed of the results of the investigation.
  8. The committee will be empowered to do all things necessary to ensure a fair hearing of the complaint including all things necessary to ensure that victims or witnesses are neither victimized nor discriminated against while dealing with a complaint of sexual harassment. In this regard the committee will also have the discretion to make appropriate interim recommendations in relation to an accused person pending the outcome of a complaint) including suspension, transfer, leave, change of work location etc.
  9. The investigation into a complaint will be conducted in such a way as to maintain confidentiality to the extent practicable under the circumstances.
  10. The committee will investigate and prepare an enquiry report with recommendation within 4 weeks of the complaint being filed.
  11. Once the investigation is completed, a determination will be made regarding the validity of the harassment allegation. If it is determined that harassment has occurred; prompt, remedial action will be taken. The committee will share the investigation details and the findings and agree on the applicable disciplinary action. This may include:-

(a)       Restore any lost terms, conditions or benefits of employment to the complainant.

(b)       Committee will take appropriate disciplinary action, including termination of the accused. All related documents will be maintained in the associate’s ensuring strict confidentiality folder.

(c)       This anti sexual harassment policy shall not, however, be used to raise malicious complaints. If a complaint has been made in bad faith, as demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence, disciplinary action which may include termination, will be taken against the person raising the complaint.

DECISION AND ACTION

  1. Once the investigation is completed, a determination will be made regarding the validity of the harassment allegation. If it is determined that harassment has occurred; prompt, remedial action will be taken. The committee members will share the investigation details and the findings thereof with the appropriate functional head and agree on the applicable disciplinary action. This may include some of all of the following:-

(a)       In the case of academic/administrative/ technical/ non teaching staff/ management, disciplinary action could be in the form of one or more of the following:-

  • Written apology.
  • Adverse remarks in the Confidential Report.
  • Debarring from supervisory duties.
  • Denial of re-employment.
  • Stopping of increments/promotion.
  • Reverting, demotion.
    • Transfer if applicable.
    • Any other relevant mechanism.
  • In case of students, disciplinary action could be in the form of:-(i) Warning.
    • Written apology.
    • Withholding results.
    • Debarring from exams.
    • Debarring from holding posts.
    • Denial of admission.
    • Any other relevant mechanism.

(NOTE: The reasons for the action have to be provided in writing. Action will be taken against person(s) who try to pressurize the complainant in any way).

CONCLUSION

  1. The school will ensure that all women employees and girl students will feel safe and secure in the premises. The policy will be implemented and reviewed by the Committee from time to time as per the need. The school reserves the right to amend, abrogate, modify, and rescind/reinstate the entire policy or any part of it any time.