New Delhi, March 16: A production assistant in Doordarshan has alleged that the Assistant Director General of the channel was harassing her sexually for over a year. He is accused of making physical advances, subjecting her to obscene comments and calling her to his chambers at odd hours.
The complainant has said that complaints to DG Chhabra did not lead to anything, but created a hostile environment for her instead.
Ironically, herself is a part of the organization's inhouse sexual harassment committee. However, instead of helping her out, she was transferred from DD's Mandi House to the Central Production Centre (CPC) office in Hauz Khas.
While the DG did not respond to calls, the ADG said that the charges were fabricated. He said,"This is a malicious attempt to malign my reputation and that of my family.
The complainant was upset because we did not recommend a documentary she had contributed to (on the Muzaffarnagar riots) for the national film awards. She complained to the internal complaints committee and was given a fair hearing.
They did not find anything untoward. She then filed this malicious complaint as an afterthought."
The employee had lodged a complaint against him on March 6, but no FIR has been lodged yet.