The state government of Karnataka has formulated new rules and regulations to be followed by the information technology (IT) sector for the safety of female employees. Some of the significant rules and regulations are:
- IT companies should ensure that sufficient rest rooms, latrines, and washing facilities with adequate water supply are provided separately for female employees so as to secure their privacy.
- IT companies shall bear the cost of crèche facilities obtained by female employees from voluntary or other organizations.
- IT companies should ensure that reliable cab services are provided to female employees who leave the office at, or later than, 6:45 PM.
- Non-compliance with the aforesaid rules and regulations may lead to IT companies not being allowed to recruit female employees to work night shifts.