The Internal Complaint Committee shall, on receipt of the complaint, send one copy of the complaint to the accused person within seven days of such receipt.
The accused person has to submit his or her reply to the complaint within ten days of receipt of the copy of the complaint.
The Internal Complaint Committee shall study the complaint to decide whether a thorough inquiry is necessary and accordingly an inquiry committee will be formed.
The inquiry committee shall provide reasonable opportunity to the complainant and the accused for presenting/ defending their case.
The inquiry committee shall take in to account the time and place of the incident, interviews and statements of the witnesses in person and other supporting documentation, if any.
The inquiry committee shall complete the inquiry within a time slot not exceeding ninety days from the receipt of the complaint.
The committee will follow relevant acts, rules of Government of India and Court orders, etc. if applicable.
Within ten days of the completion of the inquiry, the committee has to submit a detailed report to the Principal of the college and SVKM authorities in which it shall communicate its findings and recommendations based on its investigation.
The aggrieved person /complainant may withdraw his/her complaint at any time during the process of inquiry. In such case the process shall be terminated. If the committee feels or has sufficient grounds to believe that the withdrawal is the consequence or effect of fear /pressure/ threat exerted by the accused or any person on his/her behalf the process of inquiry shall continue.
The higher authorities of the college will take the necessary disciplinary actions according to the nature and seriousness of the behaviour reported by the inquiry committee, within thirty days from the receipt of the inquiry report, unless an appeal against the findings is filed within that period by either side.
An appeal against the findings/ recommendations of the committee may be filed by either party before the executive authority of the college within a period of thirty days from the date of submission of report by the inquiry committee.
Identities of the victim or the witnesses or the offender shall not be made public during the process of the inquiry.