What Is The Minimum Number Of Women Employees Working For A Night Shift In A BPO. - CiteHR
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Hi All,
Iam working as an HR Generalist in an MNC in Bangalore. We are planning to start adding women employees in the night shift but iam not sure how many number of women employees to put across in the night shift as per Labour Rules of India. Iam finding hard time recruiting girls for the same. Can any one help me with this issue at the earliest......
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a BPO is covered by the Shops and Establishments Act which differs from state to state. Usually Shops Act imposes restrictions on the working hours beyond a certain time in the night.However having regrd to the peculiar nature of requirements of I.T.E.S establishments, the Stae governments might have permitted night shifts for women employees also.I do not envisage any restrictions imposed by the Act on the number of women employees in a night shift but the notification exempting the B.P.O establishments might have laid down conditions on protection of women employees, their transport and rest rooms etc.
You need to gothrough the Shops Act of your State.
HR & labour law Advisor

Dear VIjay,
yes bpo comes under shops & establishment Act only & you can study IT(INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ) Act also because bpo comes under IT Act also.
when you study the IT ACt Your dobt is clarified.

Dear Sir,
You can employ any number of women employees from No(1) in Night Shift.
You have to take responsibility to pickup and drop them from their residence safely everyday.
HR/IR Consultant

Pl.refer the attachments and the links provided here which would provide some insight into your query. The Kar.Shops & Estt.Act (Chap.VI) is the appropriate provision governing the matter. There has been amendment easing employing women in night shifts under certain conditions. I'll try to upload soon after I trace them. However there are no quotas for employing them.
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File Type: pdf Karnataka shops and commercial establishment act.pdf (295.9 KB, 2150 views)
File Type: pdf NIGHT SHIFT FOR WOMEN.pdf (654.1 KB, 2046 views)
File Type: doc Employing women in night shits in Karnataka-an overview.doc (28.0 KB, 1122 views)
File Type: pdf SC on women in nightshift.pdf (534.5 KB, 1493 views)

Dear Guru, Thanks a lot for for your time n help, i was exactly looking for the same info that you’ve posted to me. Thanks a lllotttt... Regards, Vijay HR Generalist
can you please upload The Karnataka Shops & Commercial Establishments Rules, 1963
i need the procedure for obtaining permission for women workers to work in night shift up to 11 pm we have about 35 employees regards prem
Under the Contract Labour Act (Karnataka Rules 1974), progressive and mandatory guidelines (on women’s employment during night shifts) have been passed, which is applicable to all factories, establishments, IT and BT sectors.
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Very useful content to throw more insight on night shift work

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