AIFF Introduces PoSH policy to combat sexual harassment in Indian Football

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AIFF Introduces PoSH policy to combat sexual harassment in Indian Football
AIFF Introduces PoSH policy to combat sexual harassment in Indian Football

AIFF’s policy on PoSH is built on the PoSH Act of 2013 and is designed to ensure an atmosphere of safety for employees.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has accepted the AIFF Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) policy that will take effect immediately. This important step comes after the Executive Committee of AIFF’s lengthy discussion and careful review to warrant the safety and security of all players in an atmosphere within the football community.

AIFF approve and implement PoSH policy

AIFF approve and implement PoSH policy
AIFF approve and implement PoSH policy

It is the AIFF PoSH policy is based on the PoSH Act of 2013 and is designed to ensure the safety of workers. It was carefully developed in collaboration with members of the AIFF Legal team in order to ensure the highest standards of conformity and efficiency. AIFF Director of the AIFF, Mr. M Satyanarayan commented on the importance of this policy declaring “The necessity of an PoSH policy specifically for AIFF staff was highly required. We’ve drafted it using the policies of the PoSH Act of 2013 and the policies of several other organizations and incorporating the policies into our own policy.”

He also said that. Satyanarayan also mentioned that the PoSH policy is adaptable and could be revised when required. He said, “We have also planned to have an expert on the PoSH policy to address our staff at least three times a year to keep reminding them of it.” He also stressed that this is a crucial policy to the women’s and junior teams making sure that all parties in different positions are aware of it.

The move taken by the AIFF follows the aftermath of recent sexual harassment claims, including towards U17 coach Alex Ambrose, who faced serious accusations following numerous players claimed he was guilty of conduct that was not his. The enactment of the PoSH policy is a major move towards creating the safety of everyone in the soccer community.

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