LS TV women staff raise safety issue

August 03, 2015 02:45 am | Updated March 29, 2016 12:46 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Can Parliament, which makes laws for the country, overlook the security of women employees of the Lok Sabha TV that comes under its care?

This was the core discussion of a meeting on Sunday between Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and the editorial staff of Lok Sabha TV, which is operated and owned by the Lower House.

The staff highlighted the problems of an anchor, who was told that her services were not required after she pointed to the lack of security for women employees returning home late from work. Employers are required under law to give women employees protection.

The employees of the channel also sought the Speaker’s intervention in what they called questionable editorial decisions taken by the CEO/Editor-in-Chief at the behest of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

Top News Today

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.