Bhopal, April 5 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh has amended a law to allow women to work in factories upto 10 p.m., a government official said Monday.
‘Madhya Pradesh government has Saturday issued a notification allowing the women in factories to work from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.,’, the official said adding that the notification has been issued keeping with the Factories Act, 1948.
‘It has been made mandatory that in each shift at least two women workers should work together and the company should provide to and fro transportation facility between plant and residence for them,’ he said.
The notification has also directed the factory owners to provide adequate safety and security to women workers, especially during night shift.
The state government has also directed the factories to make arrangements for separate toilets for women and creche for their children inside factory premises.