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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......
HR Genralist
24th February 2012 From India, Delhi
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
24th February 2012 From India, Mumbai
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.
24th February 2012 From India, Hyderabad
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
24th February 2012 From India, Hyderabad
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.
Indian labour law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
27th February 2012 From India, Bangalore

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File Type: pdf Karnataka shops and commercial establishment act.pdf (295.9 KB, 2131 views)
File Type: pdf NIGHT SHIFT FOR WOMEN.pdf (654.1 KB, 2002 views)
File Type: doc Employing women in night shits in Karnataka-an overview.doc (28.0 KB, 1091 views)
File Type: pdf SC on women in nightshift.pdf (534.5 KB, 1462 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
27th February 2012 From India, Delhi
can you please upload The Karnataka Shops & Commercial Establishments Rules, 1963
8th June 2012 From India, Vadodara
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
4th September 2012 From India, Chennai
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.
Check out the link for more info:
8th February 2017 From India, Bengaluru
Very useful content to throw more insight on night shift work
20th August 2018 From Australia
Hi All,
Need some information and material on female employees working post 8pm.
1. Is it necessary for all employers to file form R or is there are notification exempting IT/ITES and other organizations, if yes please share the notification copy.
2. If any one has the contractor labour notification of mandatory guidelines please share.
3. Is it required to take consent letter from Female employees for working after 8pm, does anyone have a draft format, please share.
11th October 2018
What is the minimum number of women that needs to be in the office after 8pm. I understand it's 2, can anyone provide more details and/or notifications in this regard ?
22nd May 2019
we need exemption for working three shifts in IT industries , kindly help to process details .
15th July 2019 From India
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