Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) – Women

ICC-SHW for considering complaints of sexual harassment of women employees at Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai

In compliance with the instructions of National Commission for women and guidelines issued in implementation of the directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 13th August, 1997 in the case of Visakha and others vs. State of Rajasthan and Others on the subject of sexual harassment of women in the workplace, Kalakshetra Foundation had duly constituted a Complaint Committee for considering complaints of sexual harassment of women working in Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai. The details with regard to the Act rules, role, functions etc. of ICC are as given below

S.No. Title Details
1. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace(Prevention,
Prohibition and Redressal) Act and Rule 2013
2. Composition of Internal Complaints Committee-Kalakshetra
3. DoP & T O.M. updated on 4.11.2022 regarding Prevention of
Sexual Harrassment of Women at the Work place

Complaint procedure:

Complaint regarding Sexual Harassment against women can be made either in paper form or by sending e-mail to The Act stipulates that aggrieved woman can make written complaint of sexual harassment at workplace to the ICC or to the LCC (in case a complaint is against the employer), within a period of three months from the date of incident and incase of a series of incidents, within a period of three months from the date of last incident. As per the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013, in case the aggrieved woman is unable to make a complaint on account of her physical incapacity, a complaint may be filed inter alia by her relative or friend or her co-worker or an officer of the National Commission for Woman or State Women’s Commission or any person who has knowledge of the incident, with the written consent of the aggrieved woman.

Composition of Internal Complaint Committee -Women(KF’s ICC-SHW)

(Reconstituted vide KF No.A-105/1/2021 dated 14.6.2021)

S.No. Name Phone No.
1. Ms. Revathi Ramachandran,Director, KF Presiding Officer 9884097597
2. Ms.B.S.Ajeetha, M.L. Advocate, High Court of Madras Member 9444050215
3. Ms.Nandini Nagaraj,Lecturer, RDCFA Member 9840718391
4. Ms.Uma Maheswari, Principal, BASS School Member 8754051636

E-mail :

Official Notice

ICC-SHW for considering complaints of sexual harassment of women employees at Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai

During the last few months, a concerted and organised effort is being made to spread rumours and allegations mostly through social media, aimed at maligning Kalakshetra Foundation

These allegations were presented as a false movement to help students speak up, they actually contained numerous ragtag word-of-mouth accounts; some of which were decades old. They seemed to be mostly manufactured by vested interests who, aimed to sully Kalakshetra Foundation by falsely projecting the institution as an unsafe environment and thus confuse and distress students and staff.

The Internal Committee took up the enquiry Suo moto and a report has been filed after a thorough investigation. Enquiries were performed with full confidentiality and the committee did not find merit in the allegations.

Gossiping, spreading rumours and bad mouthing are incredibly toxic in a learning environment. Further, serious/real issues may be discredited due to a sea of frivolous allegations. Those engaged in such activities are warned that appropriate legal action will be taken against them.

Kalakshetra has a history of empowering women – our founder was the illustrious Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale, who propagated the principles of ‘Education without Fear, Art without Vulgarity, Beauty without Cruelty’. The Foundation functions on these principles till date and is highly committed to providing an inclusive and safe space for every artist and teacher.

Kalakshetra Administration