Police for compliance of night drop instructions
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Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011, 21:42
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday again asked BPOs, corporates and media houses to strictly follow its order on safe dropping of women employees who work beyond 8 pm.

The order also makes it compulsory for the employers to ensure that a security guard or a male colleague (regular employee of the company) is invariably deployed in each cab carrying women staff during night hours i.e. 8 pm to 7 am.

The order said a security guard must accompany a woman employee to her residence to ensure her safe arrival if the office vehicle cannot drop her right outside her house.

The police also asked the employers to hire security personnel from licensed agencies only and told them to ensure verification of antecedents of all their employees including contractual employees.

"Ensure that during the night hours the cab involved in transportation of women employees drops such employees right at their house and remains halted at the point where a woman employee has been dropped till she confirms about her arrival at her residence through a telephone call," said the order.

The order, which was first issued on December eight in the wake of the rape of a BPO employee from Mizoram, also suggested installation of GPS systems in the cabs used in the transportation of employees, especially of women employees within two months' time.

In the order, additional DCP of South West district, Paramaditya also asked the employers to maintain a data base of all employees, security personnel cab drivers and contractual workers working with them, for access by the police as and when required.

He also said that the drivers should choose the route in such manner that as far as possible a woman employee is not the first one to be picked up or the last to be dropped.


First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011, 21:42

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