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If the cab also have one male employee, does the Company still need to provide a security guard? Does all the companies follow different norms?
Dear Ms. Kavita Ramesh,
Yes, corporate reponsible security gaurds are allocated as they sort any of thefts/damages can be thawrted form the prepetrators. Remember the security gaurd also has unique name plate and identity provided by the company. They also have to record the pick-up and drop time along with the employee signature to ensure safety purpose.
They always have access to the radio/phone to actively report the instinct. Inspection of any suspicious activity should be alarmed immediately by the gaurd.
You to can make sure that you have the proper (alert) numbers of the transport team in case of any hardship.Pls. check on the above points even befor boarding a corporate cab.

Hi Sharmila,
Thanks for your response but my question was more in terms of relevant rules and mandate to provide security guard in a cab where the female employee is accompanied by a male employee.
I wanted to check if it is mandatory to provide security guard where male employee is also boarding the cab and female employee is going to be dropped first. I could not find any clear rule on this.
Appreciate your help.
Thanks
Kavita

Seeking to the present situation and communal intimidations, I would strictly suggest you not to take any chance though a male employee is acquainted in the cab.
Talking about the rules, they are set as per the norms in terms of women saftey. Its upto the discretion of the management if you set aside anything that you think is apt.

Hi Kavitaji,
Safety does not ask for any rule.Especially in these days we must ensure safety of ladies employees with more of our own concern than of the establishment.Trst is something abstarct, find the ways to authenticate the people through documentations and verifications,have the control and monitoring strong through swift comminications and automated devices.You can and have the security guards along with employees,but ensure all the security is intact and in good hands.
Thanks
Bijay

I second Sharmila, if there is a last drop rostered for a lady, you need to ensure that there is a security guard in the cab.
Rostering a gentleman , with other ladies in the cab, would require the gentleman to take the last drop. This would get quite inhuman, given the fact that the gentleman would have to travel to drop all the other ladies before reaching his home.

Dear Kavita,
I would like thank you first raising this concern. Please note that it is not mandate for company to provide security guard in the cab. Currently my company don't have any such facility for the female employees. However, we have ensure that we don't have first or last drop for the female employee under any circumstances.
We have already escalated the issue to the upper management and hoping for a positive results.

Dear Kavita,
The security guard is paid to perform and is therefore duty-bound.
Not so the male employee, who is simply on his way home. He may not even be trained to protect!
Take the example of a child being given tution for free by a neighbour:-
1. The child's parents would not mind if he misses a session or two. They are not paying for the service!
2. The neighbour may take a day or two off. He's not being paid for it! The parents of the child cannot complain as the service is free!
3. The child also realises that the service is free and may not take full advantage of it.
4. Reliance on this kind of arrangement where there are no guarantees could result in poor performance by the child - FAILURE!
So it is a very 'IFFY' kind of situation.
Can you take a chance? Would you like to take a chance???
Plan for the best but always be prepared for the worst.
Good luck.
Colonel Gahlot
'TRURECRUIT'

Hi Kavita,
In some locations, we use the FOR SHE service of radio taxis which are driven by ladies. Where this is not possible we have a security guard accompanying ladies - no male is allowed in the ladies car drop. The Guard and the driver both need to undergo a police verification.
We also do the same in some cities where we use Meru taxis. Fixed taxis with drivers are available for us - here too a guard accompanies the drop and both the guard and driver have to produce a police clearance.
Hope this helps
Brinda

Madam,
it is advisable to hire one 'security gard cum driver' for the cab so that he would act as driver and also provide security to female employees.
As far as labour or industrial laws are concerned there is no reference.
However it is responsibility of employer to ensure safety of all employees from the point of their residence to place of work and back.
P.n.pathak.
Sr.hr.manager.
9822790693.

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