Kirti Babu
Asked February 22, 2017

Mandatory Transportation to employees

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Hi, I work in a firm in night shift based out of Bangalore. So i would like to know if it is not mandate for my employers to provide transportation to female employees. What can be done?

Answer 1

 

Every state is regulated by its respective Shops and Commercial Establishments Act. Initially the Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961 completely prohibited employment of women during night, under S. 25 of the Act[1]. However, Karnataka Government amended this restriction with a circular dated 15.10.2015[2]. According to this circular, the IT/ITES/BPO sector companies have been exempted from restrictions on employment of women during night shifts as long as they provide transport to such employees, with prior permission from competent authority. Hence, if your firm falls within these above mentioned sectors then the employer is mandated to provide transportation to female employees working night shifts.

           

 

[1] Available at: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/94256/110576/F-1357361103/IND94256.pdf

[2] Available at: http://bangaloreitbt.in/docs/2015/Circular_Karnataka_Government_October_15-2015.pdf

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