Ban on diesel cabs has hurt the BPO sector, says Centre
NEW DELHI: A day after industry body Nasscom voiced concern over the ban on diesel cabs in the NCR, the Centre moved the Supreme Court on Thursday saying the order had hit the flourishing BPO sector.
“The court order has given rise to security concerns as women employees need to be dropped at night,” solicitor general Ranjit Kumar told a bench headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, adding the Centre would move a formal application on Friday.
The solicitor general said BPO (business process outsourcing) units that hired diesel cabs to pick and drop employees could consider moving operations out of India if the ban continued. “It ( order) has badly affected them. If the BPOs move out of the country, it will affect the economy,” Kumar said. CONTINUED ON P10