On Sunday, June 10, 2018- The 28-year-old Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, implicated her boss of sexual harassment by posting on Social media. Written in Hindi on Facebook, she stated that her boss sexually harassed her for “writing dissenting notes on official files”.
In her Facebook post, she posted that her boss used to force every time to stay in office till 8 pm. She said, “On May 22 afternoon, he told me that I should mend my ways…He asked me not to record adverse comments on files. He said if I did not follow his direction, he would get me transferred. He also threatened to spoil my ACR (annual confidential report)”. She also added, “He asked me to say what type of work I wanted to do, whether I want departmental work or time-pass work… And then he asked me to stop writing adverse comments on files. He told me that he was explaining things to me in the same manner that things are explained to a newlywed bride. His behavior seemed immoral”.
The male officer obliged all the charges as “baseless” and commented that he was ready for any type of further investigation. He also said, “She got posted in my department about a month ago…though she said wrong things to my staff as well, I asked them to ignore it, he also added, “It’s my duty to teach work to junior officers in my department and I did tell her a couple of times when she made mistakes in official files. But there was never any misbehavior of any kind”.
With the help of social Media-Facebook, she wrote the post that her police security had also been removed for which she had also sent an e-mail to the office of President about the scenario.
On June 6, she reported that the senior officer called her in his office at 5 pm. asked her to wait and stay till 7.39 pm. she explained, “I was sitting on the other side of the table in front of him. He asked me to get up and come closer to his chair. On the pretext of how to work on the computer, he tried to come close and touch me,”
The male officer reported saying wrong about the charges allotted on him. “I have always tried to ensure that someone was present in my office while she was there. I don’t think that she was alone in my office, bar for a few minutes on a couple of occasions”.