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Air India sexual harassment case: Complete probe this month, orders Maneka Gandhi

By Deepika

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has directed Internal Complaints Committee of Air India to complete its inquiry into an alleged sexual harassment complaint made by a staffer against a senior executive by the end of this month.

Maneka Gandhi

The complainant, who is working with Air India met Maneka Sanjay Gandhi regarding her complaint under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.

The Minister has taken up the matter with Minister for Civil Aviation. The Minister has also spoken to the head of the Internal Complaints Committee of Air India and has directed her to complete the inquiry within June, 2018.

In a letter addressed to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, the complainant had also alleged that the senior executive had harassed several other women, had obstructed promotions and privileges to her after she resisted his advances, and that the said executive had used his connections to shield himself.

Following media coverage, Prabhu had directed the senior management to "immediately address" the issue. Taking to Twitter, Prabhu said, "Asked @airindiain CMD to immediately address this issue. If necessary, will appoint another committee."

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