Who needs to file POSH compliance report?


  1. What is a POSH annual report?
  2. How is it filed annually?
  3. Is POSH compliance needed?

Hi Nitin,

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“the PoSH Act” or “the Act”) and Rules requires the employer to constitute an ‘internal committee’ (IC) at each of its office/branch that comprises ten (10 Nos.) or more employees.

This IC shall hear and redress the grievances and complaints pertaining to sexual harassment. If the employer fails to constitute it is liable to pay the fine prescribed under the Act.

The Internal Committee or the Local Committee, as the case may be, have to prepare the annual report each calendar year in prescribed manner, and submit the same to the employer and the District Officer.

The District Officer shall forward a brief report on the annual reports received to the State Government.

The employer shall include in its report the number of cases filed, if any, and their disposal under this Act in the annual report of his organization or where no such report is required to be prepared, intimate such number of cases, if any, to the District Officer.

For more details: Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act

Hope this helps.

Bhuvana Anand