November 30 is the last day for offices, factories, outlets and private institutions in Noida and Greater Noida to inform the district administration of the action they have taken with regard to complaints pertaining to sexual harassment at the workplace. An app called SHOR, short for sexual harassment online redressal, has been developed by the administration with the help of IT experts to help monitor the action taken in such cases. However, the app is not being used by many people as yet.
Private agencies have been asked to submit records for each of the complaints received. The administration will be checking whether offices have set up an internal complaints committee as mandated by the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Pro Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
Steps will also be taken to popularise the SHOR app, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
On 14 November, the district magistrate BN Singh had issued a notice ordering all establishments to provide details of the complaints received through the app, to the district probation officer.
Women employees can directly register their complaints via the app, against their employer or colleagues. Even contractual staff, who work as domestic helps, sweepers or housekeepers, have the option to register their complaints or offer details in both Hindi and English.
Once the progress made in each case has been ascertained, the district magistrate will demand an annual report from the internal complaints committee by 31 January.