ESIC Holds Seminar on Making Workplaces Safer for Women

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NEW DELHI :The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) organized a Seminar on ‘Making Workplaces Safer for Women‘ on the occasion of International Womens Day at its Headquarters in New Delhi recently. The main speakers on this topic were Mrs Debjani Khan, Program Manager, Plan International (India Chapter) and Ms Renu Saini, an author and columnist. On this occasion, a booklet on Making Workplaces Safer for Women – ESICs Initiatives for Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal on Sexual Harassment was also released by A K Agarwal, Director General, ESIC.

This booklet is part of ESICs endeavour to maximize awareness about Gender Sensitization and Sexual Harassment of Women at workplaces. Agarwal, in his keynote, address wished all the women employees and said that the women employees have a significant role in the working of ESIC. While ESIC recognizes their contribution in its growth, it celebrates their capabilities and excellence that have taken the organization to new heights.

The International Womens Day is observed every year at all the offices and hospitals of ESIC across the country. ESIC organized a series of seven workshops on the subject Sexual Harassment at Workplaces – Prohibition & Prevention during the year 2013-14. The workshops had equal participation of the female and male employees of ESIC. The Director General has directed to further organize such types of workshops with improvised way at all offices/hospitals of ESIC.

The other dignitaries also present on the occasion were Jose Cherian, Insurance Commissioner, ESIC, A K Sinha, Insurance Commissioner (P&A), Incharge, ESIC and Dr. Sangeeta Mathur, Dy. Medical Commissioner, ESIC. The ESIC is providing different Benefits to the Insured Persons and their family members, which are Medical Benefit, Sickness Benefit, Maternity Benefit, Dependants Benefit, Disablement Benefit, Confinement Expenses, etc.

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