Women Now Can Not Be Forced To Work In UP Between 7 pm-6 am
Lucknow, May 28 (TNA) In a big step towards woman safety, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued orderes saying no women worker can be bound for duty after seven in the evening and six in the morning. The woman will not be fired for refusing to work during this period. New system regarding the employment of women employees has been set in motion in all factories of the state.
In exercise of the powers vested in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 66 of the Factories Act, 1948, the State Government has given this exemption in relation to the employment of women workers in all factories of the State.
According to the notification issued by Additional Chief Secretary Labour, Suresh Chandra in this regard, now women employees will be appointed with these conditions. If the woman gives written consent, free transport will be provided by the employer of the factory to the woman worker working between 7 pm and 6 am to and from her place of residence to the workplace.
Along with this, food will be provided to the women worker working during this period by the employer of the factory. The employer has to ensure that toilets, bathrooms, change rooms and drinking water and other facilities are near the workplace.
During this period, at least four women workers will have to be allowed to work in the premises or in a specific department simultaneously. The recruiter will have to take appropriate steps to prevent their sexual harassment.