Nation of Beancounters

A gem from the Gurgaon 8pm ban protests

Posted in Culture of Firms by Navin Kumar on March 16, 2012

The recent decision to ban women from working beyond 8 pm to prevent rapes in thankfully causing a backlash in Gurgaon. But buried in all the reporting is the gem:

“Near every roadside liquor shop, one finds an eatery where people eat and drink. This is a problem area. If these things are taken care of, there will be no need for such measures (seeking permission to let women work late),” said Vikram Rana, designated head of National Restaurants Association of India, Gurgaon chapter.

Restaurant owners want to shut down competition? Who saw that coming?


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