Delhi Rated as the Worst Place to Work for Women, Sikkim on Top

By SiliconIndia  |   Thursday, 22 September 2016, 22:11 Hrs
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BENGALURU: The Nathan Associates and Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) prepared a report to determine the safest workplace conditions for women in the country. Delhi is indexed at the bottom at the list whereas the mostly underestimated state Sikkim has emerged as the topper of the list. As reported by the Business Insider India, Sikkim received 40 points while the national capital got just 8.5 marks.

This report is a wakeup call for Delhi, as due to the increase in the number of crimes against women; the national capital is now ranked worst in terms of working conditions. However, Sikkim topped the list because of higher female participations, lack of restrictions regarding working hours and high conviction rates in workforce crimes. The report mentioned that Delhi is down in the list because of the low workforce participation, injustice against women along with restrictions to work in the night.

The ranking of cities is given on the basis of four factors: legal restrictions for female employees on the basis of the working hours; the response of the justice system in the crimes like sexual harassment involving working women; the percentage of female employees in comparison to over all employees; low incentives offered by the state government to the female entrepreneurs based on the startup and industrial policies. Delhi has received relatively low scores in all these comparison factors.

Telangana is second in the list with 28.5 points, Puducherry third with 25.6 marks. Karnataka came fourth in the list with the score of 24.7 followed by Himachal Pradesh with 25.2 points.  Andhra Pradesh is next in the list with a score of 24, Kerala got 22.2, Maharashtra 21.4, Tamil Nadu 21.1 and Chhattisgarh received 21.1 points. The states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Sikkim, and Tamil Nadu removed all the restrictions on women to work in night shifts, after the court’s order.

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