Andhra Pradesh: Two Managers arrested on charge of sexual harassment of migrant tribal garment worker in SEZ
20 February 2018: The rural police of VishaKhapatnam arrested the general manager Dileep Pinto (55) and a senior executive officer Malla Shyam Sundar (30) on charge of raping a 28-year-old migrant ST woman worker from Jharkhand at the Shore To Shore, a packaging company in Brandix India Apparel City, in Atchutapuram SEZ. Both were arrested and booked under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
According to the police, the woman had joined the firm as an operator and she was promoted to a senior executive in the administration department. But soon after she was removed from the duties on the grounds of poor performance in December 2017.
Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decides to raise maternity leave for contractual workers
5 February 2018: Himachal Pradesh Cabinet decided to raise the maternity leave of women employees who work on contractual basis from 135 days to 180 days to bring them at par with the regular women employees in case of maternity leave.