Women in Uttar Pradesh can no longer be made to work in night shifts

Cropped shot of a young businesswoman working late on a computer in an office

Lucknow: There is big  news for working women in Uttar Pradesh. Now they cannot be made to do duty from 7 in the evening to 6 in the morning. This rule will be applicable to both government and private sector. The Yogi government has issued its orders. The government has also said that if for any reason the duty of a woman employee is to be engaged between 7 pm and 6 am, then her written permission will have to be taken for this. That is, without the permission of the woman, if she is made to do duty in the night time, then direct action will be taken. If a woman refuses to work after 7 pm, then the company or organization cannot fire her.

Additional Chief Secretary Labor Suresh Chandra said, women can work between 7 pm to 6 am after written consent. During that time the company or organization will have to provide free cab facility from home to office and from office to home. If a company does not do this, then it will be considered a violation of labor law. It can range from fine to jail.

Chandra further said, orders have been given to strictly implement this order in all the districts. Most women work in call centers, hotel industries and restaurants after 7 pm. In the call center and hotel industry where work is done all night. The restaurants are also open till 11 pm. In such a situation, if a woman does not want to do duty after 7 pm, then the management cannot stop her. Experts also say that even the license of the institute can be canceled in this.

Women in the private sector benefit the most

Social workers related to women’s rights, calls this decision good. They say women working in private sector will benefit the most from this order of the government. It is estimated that more than five lakh women work in the city even after 7 pm. Most of these women finish their work by or before 11 pm, but girls work all night in nightclubs, bars, hotels and call centers. The best thing is that the responsibility of dropping them at home has been given to the organization. This will not pose a security risk.

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