Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiative
Action Research Center of Anusandhan trust
The Working Group is a democratic and main decision making body of SATHI. It monitors and reviews all projects/activities, finances, personnel and administrative matters and takes relevant decisions for implementation. It is also responsible for staff recruitment, staff evaluation, redressal of grievances and planning future strategies of the organisation. The processes within the WG represent a democratic and transparent way of functioning where decisions are taken by consensus. The members of the WG are elected by the staff. It has a representation of staff from all levels which includes administrative and project staff. The Co-ordinator is the ex-officio members of the WG.
Members: Shweta Marathe, Shailesh Dikhale, Hemraj Patil and Tushar Khaire
Ex-officio: Dr. Dhananjay Kakade
The Program Development Committee has been constituted to provide programmatic direction to SATHI. The primary objective of the PDC in SATHI is to monitor and maintain the quality of SATHI’s work. It also monitors whether the work undertaken by SATHI is in consonance with the overall objectives of the organisation. All the materials produced namely reports, working papers, policy briefs, manuals, research proposals, posters and social messages are reviewed by the PDC. It also dwells upon the methodology related issues of all the projects and certifies them accordingly.
Convenor – Dr. Dhananjay Kakade
Internal members (AT trustees) – Dr. Vibhuti Patel, Dr. Mohan Deshpande
External members– Dr. Mathew George, Brian Lobo, Dr Kishor Khillare, and Dr. Ritu Parchure.
Secretariat – Shweta Marathe
Institutional ethics committee is a multi-disciplinary independent body which reviews all its research activities as defined in Standard operating Procedure. The IEC consists of both external and internal members which are selected by trustees of Anusandhan Trust based on their expertise and scientific knowledge.
Secretariat – Shweta Marathe
An employee aggrieved by any decision/action or dispute on any issue may approach the WG for redressal after an attempt is made to sought the grievance within the team at an informal level. While decision of the WG will be binding, the employee will have a right to appeal against it to the GB. The decision of the GB will be final. The GB should not be approached directly unless the grievance is of that nature eg. Grievance against the Coordinator. The grievance should be signed by the concerned person. Anonymous grievance will not be accepted. In case where a grievance is being put forth on behalf of someone else, consent should be taken from the aggrieved party.
WHEN THE COMPLAINT/ GRIEVANCE IS ACCOMPANIED BY THE RESIGNATION
Members: Shakuntala Bhalerao, Trupti Malti, Hemraj Patil, & Jessy Jacob
SATHI is committed to a working and learning environment, free of discrimination and intimidation. It is committed to tackling the complaints of sexual harassment promptly, impartially, sensitively and confidentially. A committee is formed to scrutinise the complaints of sexual harassment. As the definition by the Supreme Court of sexual harassment is open to varied interpretations, SATHI has specified behaviour that could constitute sexual harassment.
Presiding officer: Shakuntala Bhalerao
Members: Trupti Malti, Hemraj Patil, & Jessy Jacob
External Member: Adv. Archana More