Ban on diesel cabs has hurt the BPO sec­tor, says Cen­tre

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Bhadra Sinha bhadra.sinha@hin­dus­tan­

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

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