The Jammu and Kashmir government has given an order to ensure women safety to all the state officers to not call female employees to any private area or at their residences for work. In fact, they cannot retain them in the office beyond the office 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. (m.greaterkashmir.com)
The decision was taken with respect to the increasing crimes and assaults. The decision will help all the female employees to work in a safe environment without any objection.
"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. (m.greaterkashmir.com)
The order also includes that the female employees cannot be called on duty on public holidays or non-working days.