Delhi most unsafe for working women, Sikkim best

Sikkim ranked highest with 40 points, while Delhi received just 8.5 points, according to a report by an American think tank

GN Bureau | September 22, 2016


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Delhi most unsafe for working women, Sikkim best
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The national capital Delhi has the worst working conditions for women, whereas Sikkim offers the best work environment, according to a report by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), an American think-tank, and Nathan Associates.

 
The report gave Sikkim the highest 40 points while Delhi received just 8.5, reflecting the state of affairs in the capital. Four major factors were considered while giving the rankings: legal restrictions on women's working hours in factories, retail, and the IT industry; the responsiveness of the state's criminal justice system to crimes affecting working women, such as sexual harassment; the number of women workers in the state as a percentage of total workers; and the number of incentives the state's startup and industrial policies offer women entrepreneurs.
 
Following is the order of ranking of other Indian states:
  • Telangana (28.5 points)
  • Puducherry (25.6)
  • Karnataka (24.7)
  • Himachal Pradesh (24.2)
  • Andhra Pradesh (24.0)
  • Kerala (22.2)
  • Maharashtra (21.4)
  • Tamil Nadu (21.1)
  • Chhattisgarh (21.1)
According to the report, four states, which include, Sikkim, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, have removed restrictions on women working at night in factories, retail establishments and the IT sector.
 
In Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, these restrictions were removed as a result of a court judgment. Maharashtra allows women to work until 10 pm in retail establishments.
 
Nine states and union territories (UTs) do not formally allow women to work at night in any sector.
 
Fifteen states and UTs do not offer women entrepreneurs any special incentives in their business-promotion policies.
 

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