Gender Policy

NCAER’s Equality Statement


The National Council of Applied Economic Research is India’s oldest, independent, non-profit, economic policy research think tank. We have pursued independent research and worked closely with governments and industry since our inception in 1956, 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 NCAER, 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 persons 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 NCAER or outside. We do not tolerate any form of misconduct or discrimination on the basis of age, religion, caste, sex, gender, or sexual orientation.

NCAER has framed its 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, and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Rules, 2013. It outlines the procedures for making, investigating, and redressing complaints of such harassment. NCAER’s Gender Policy is in addition, and not in derogation, to the existing laws of India relating to sexual harassment and other applicable laws.

NCAER’s Gender Policy is available here.