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transport safety

Question asked by rohitash on Jul 22, 2016

33.3 from Bombay shops and establishment Act - "Special arrangement should be made for protection of Female employees working before 6.00 a.m. and after 8.30 p.m. including transport"


What does Special arrangement for protection actually mean. Is providing company arranged transportation with escorts (say unarmed security guards OR male employee colleagues going till last point) considered "special" and adequate for "protection"? Or does it also mean providing CCTV camera inside vehicles and escorted drop till the home door opens etc? How about using women drivers?


Is transportation time included in definition of "working after 8.30pm". If it does, then it creates another problem of breaching 48 hours work in a week, as transportation time in Mumbai can easily be 3 hours/day after 9 hours of office work?