PRICE's Equality Statement

The People's Research on India's Consumer Economy (PRICE) is India's, independent, not-for-profit, research think tank. We have pursued independent research and worked closely with governments and industry since our inception in 2012, providing empirical evidence, data, and analysis that is so compelling that it drives policy and programme change that transforms the lives of people who live in poverty and empowers them and all others to change their lives for the better.

At PRICE, we value academic integrity, scientific inquiry, public service, and a workplace that is diverse, safe, inclusive, and rewarding for all staff. We are committed to a work environment where all people are valued irrespective of rank or age and are encouraged to achieve their fullest personal and professional growth. We make every effort to ensure equal professional treatment for our staff, whether at PRICE or outside. We do not tolerate any form of misconduct or discrimination on the basis of age, religion, caste, sex, gender, or sexual orientation.

PRICE has framed this policy ("Gender Policy") to promote a safe and secure work environment, where no person, female, male, or transgender, is subjected to sexual harassment, and to further its values of equality, dignity, and inclusion, as enshrined in its Equality Statement. The Gender Policy follows the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 ("the Act"), and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013 ("Rules"). Though the Act and Rules protect only women and is not gender-neutral, PRICE's Gender Policy lays out the policies and procedures to prevent, prohibit and deter sexual harassment of both women and men at PRICE. It outlines the procedure for redressing complaints of such harassment.

PRICE's Gender Policy is for the protection of its employees from sexual harassment at the workplace, and is in addition, and not in derogation, to the existing laws of India relating to sexual harassment and other applicable laws.

PRICE's Gender Policy is available here.