I love Karnataka Govt.. Initially it was due to the humor that Mr H. D. Dev Gowda adds to the front page with his senseless and stupid speeches and announcements, but now due to the legislations.
The latest one being “Ban of women in night shifts”
Typically I would expect such bills to be pro-females after all, in the eyes of the government, they are the weaker sex who needs protection. But my assumption was soon proved wrong by the last line of the news:
“And this gives women’s groups enough time to gather their resources and voice their protest.”
Can anybody please enlighten me what is the motive behind this bill? Whom is it supposed to benefit?
1) Suppose I manage a hotel, restaurant or a shop, and I am an equal opportunity employer… what should I do? Should I continue to pay salaries to employees which will not be productive during the peak business hours (8-10pm) or should I just get rid of them?
2) What is so special about BPO/ IT offices that the ban does not apply to them?
3) What support does the government plans to give to a single mother who lost her job due to this bill?
4) What about the successful businesswoman who will have to sell her enterprise because she can no longer manage her shop while it is open?