J&K Govt issues strict orders for women safety at work places

J&K Govt issues strict orders for women safety at work places

Don’t call female employees to residences, retain them not after working hours in office: Officers told

To ensure safety of women at their work places, the J&K government has directed all the state officers not to call female employees to their residences for purpose of government business nor retain them in offices after working hours.

According to an order issued by general administration department on June 22, the administrative secretaries, HoDs and DCs have been directed that no women employee be asked to attend the residence of any officer/public authority for purposes of the government business, unless warranted under exceptional circumstances.

“It is enjoined upon all the administrative secretaries and heads of the departments/ divisional commissioners/deputy commissioners not to insist upon presence of a lady government employee in the office beyond normal working hours or on public holidays/off days,” the order states.

The order states that women employees shouldn’t be retained in the office beyond the normal working hours or asked to report for duties on public holidays/off days.