Women unwilling to work in night shift after Delhi gangrape: Survey
Posted on: 05:19 PM IST Jan 08, 2013
New Delhi: Women are scared and hesitant to work in night shifts after the gangrape and murder of 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi, according to an Assocham survey. The survey reveals that women are afraid of working in night shifts as they feel that there is a lot of risk involved and some of them have also quit their jobs as it involved working in night.
According to the survey working women are desperate to go home after sunset as they are apprehensive of a mishap while returning. Assocham report is a revelation about the state of the women mindset following the barbarous Delhi gangrape case on December 16.
A total of 2500 women working in Delhi-NCR were included in the survey. Those surveyed work in IT and BPO companies where night shifts are involved. The survey also reveals that the efficiency of women employees had plummeted by almost 40 per cent due to the fear factor.
Almost 89 per cent women admitted that they were now leaving for their home from office much before time so as to avoid commuting late in the evening. The Delhi-NCR region has approximately 2500 IT and BPO companies which employ lakhs of women.
Although these women have been working in night shifts but after the heinous gangrape they are not interested in night shifts. They say that they are not willing to risk their life for a job.