Mumbai: Two years after the enactment of the Sexual Harassment of Women Act, more than 30% of the companies in India have not constituted the mandatory committee to address complaints relating to sexual harassment, a study said.

Under the Act, formation of Internal Complaint Committee is a must for any establishment with more than 10 employees.

According to a survey carried out between January and April by Ernst & Young Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, 36% of the domestic firms and 25% of multinational companies had failed to comply with the regulations.

The survey was conducted across 120 senior executives both in MNCs and Indian companies in various sectors, including banking and finance, manufacturing, media and entertainment, IT/ITeS, pharmaceuticals and automobile.

Of the companies which have constituted the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), 40% of them were yet to train its members, while 35% were unaware of the penal clause for non-compliance with laws.

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