The UP Govt. stated that no women in the work field are bound to stay before 6 am and after 7 pm. The move has been to ensure maximum safety for the women in workplaces.
UP Govt. issues directives
As per the new directive, “Women workers working between 7 pm to 6 am shall be provided free transportation from her residence to workplace by the employer of the factory and back.”
In addition to free transportation, the UP Government has also said that the women workers will be provided with food and supervision.
The order also read, “Women workers working between 7 pm to 6 am shall be provided free transportation from her residence to the workplace by the employer of the factory and back… The employer shall ensure toilets, washrooms, changing rooms, drinking facilities and lights in the workplace.”
The directive also states that the factory owners must send a monthly report of the female workers who work during the night shift.
The government of Uttar Pradesh has made it essential to the employer that the safety of the women workforce must be put in place to protect against incidents of sexual harassment toward women.