Tarini – helpline for women launched

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Pune 8th March 2020: Pune based enterprise Opash a Socio-Commercials Pvt. Ltd. organized a program to launch Tarini – helpline regarding “Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplaces” (POSH). The initiative was inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Jayshree Katare, Resident Deputy Collector, Pune, Girija Oak Godbole, Actress, Adv. Rama Sarode, Legal Consultant POSH and Sadhana Khati, Chairperson, Local Committee, Pune in presence of Ameya Joshi, Director and Chairman- Opash Socio-Commercials Pvt. Ltd, Pallavi Bhurewar- Director, Opash Socio-Commercials Pvt. Ltd at Patrakar Bhavan, Auditorium, Navi Peth, Pune.

The Tarini helpline number- 7030434343 is exclusively for working women from organised (Private and Government) as well as unorganised sector. This helpline shall be a communication channel for the women across various sectors across Pune to seek help in case of any grievance or distress faced at work place, Assistance or guidance regarding the POSH Act and procedures for the same, Help the distressed women will get assistance by getting them connected to the right authority dealing with such cases. (Legal/Local Committee/NGO). This helpline is free and will be initiated from 9th March 2020 between 10am to 6pm in aims to guide women in Marathi initially and then Hindi, English and other languages in the near future. The helpline aims to maintain secrecy of the women in distress and need not give any personal details or details of the company.

Opash aims to assure the society that shall create a dedicated communication channel which will exclusively help distressed women and make sure justice prevails. By all measures this platform shall not be misused by females for making law work for their benefits.

Opash is a sustainability initiative working the fields of CSR consultancy, Implementation partners to government and NGOs and Social Impact Tours since year 2015.Opash Socio-Commercials Pvt. Ltd. offers a range of services to companies for accelerating business development and creating stakeholder satisfaction. With their extensive industry experience, they facilitate better understanding and appreciation of the evolving business environment in India and compliance with the new legal mandates. They have done effective interventions with MNCs as well as SMEs for designing and integrating policies and practices for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and “Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplaces” (POSH).

Opash had an opportunity in last 3 years to conduct POSH trainings for Employee as well as Internal Committee member and other POSH related compliances for renowned companies in varied sectors like Schmersal, JSW India, ITyx, Fairfield Atlas, Pune Metagraph, Quality Circle of India, NHRD and many more in line.

POSH is applicable to all enterprises private or public, big or small and has serious penal liability for non- compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013.