Internal Complaints Committee

CSDR’s core values are dignity, respect and equality. We endeavour to perpetuate a work environment where every employee experiences these values at work, and has avenues of redress available to them. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment. In addition, we also have a Safeguarding policy in line with our Duty of Care for consultants, employees and participants.

  • CSDR adheres to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (“POSH Act”).
  • CSDR has a clear policy for dealing with any reported instances of sexual harassment, including internal disciplinary measures as well as initiating appropriate civil and criminal legal action. We have constituted an Internal Complaints Committee, or ICC under section 4 of the POSH Act, 2013.
  • In case you feel that you are a victim of sexual harassment at CSDR, please contact any member of the Internal Complaints Committee. You can also email your complaint to
  • All proceedings are carried out with the strictest confidentiality and with a view to maintaining a safe and secure work environment.


CSDR’s ethical research conduct is on par with global standards, and we are dedicated to integrity of research and academic excellence. We adhere to a stringent zero-tolerance policy toward authorial misconduct, including but not limited to, plagiarism and falsifying of research findings. The institution’s strict plagiarism policy extends to research published and endorsed by CSDR.


Official Secrets Act, 1923

We expect our analysts, contributors, experts and researchers to comply with the provisions of the Official Secrets Act, 1923. We expect our contributors to use only declassified information available within the public domain, or that which has been cleared by relevant authorities for publication. CSDR cannot be held responsible or legally liable for any intentional or unintentional breach on the part of the contributors.


Financial Management and Controls Policy

We maintain rigorous project and financial management policies, on par with global monitoring and evaluation standards. Our strength lies in long-view planning, risk assessment and mitigation, and transparency and accountability to our clients, stakeholders, and partners. Write to us for a copy of our financial management and controls policies.

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