Rajnath Singh is heading the Group of Ministers(GoM) to look into the issue of sexual harassment

Highlights:

  • The Union Government on 24 October 2018 constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM).
  • It is headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent sexual harassment at the workplace.
  •  The GoM has been set up in the wake of the recent #MeToo movement in the country. 
  • Former editor M.J. Akbar had to resign as Minister of State for External Affairs following allegations of sexual harassment against him by former colleagues.
  • Other members of the GoM include Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi.