A study by industry body Assocham found that 49 per cent private organisations based in Delhi-NCR have established grievance redressal mechanism for dealing with sexual harassment cases, as against 16 per cent in the previous year, a Financial Express report said.
Besides Delhi-NCR, 38 per cent companies in Mumbai, 42 per cent in Kolkata and 46 per cent in Bangalore have put in place a grievance redressal mechanism to deal with sexual harassment cases. While 42 per cent respondents in Delhi-NCR are satisfied with the security arrangements, in Mumbai (35), Chennai (38), and Kolkata (41) are satisfied with the security arrangements. The survey highlights that majority of respondents in Delhi-NCR travel more than 30 km of which 36 per cent travel more than 15 km every day, the report added.
The study was conducted on 3,500 women employees from 15 broad sectors like BPO, ITeS, engineering, telecom, KPO, media, management, FMCG, infrastructure, food & beverages, advertising, manufacturing, textile, real estate and logistics in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Dehradun and Kolkata.
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