Promoting Employment of Women and Girls in Government Organisations (Download PDF)

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Government is making efforts to encourage the women to join Government service by providing following special facilities: Maternity leave, Childcare leave, Child adoption leave, Special allowance to women with disabilit,

Women & Girls Are at the Heart of Development
  • Provision of creche facility
  • Posting of husband and wife at the same station
  • Special priority in allotment of residential accommodation
  • Provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment
  • Special Leave connected with inquiry on sexual harassment
  • Age relaxation for appointment of widows, divorced woman, and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried
  • Special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre
  • Exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.
  • Nomination of a women employee in Department Promotion Committee (DPCs) .
  • Institutional mechanisms, besides the Committees to prevent sexual harassment
  • Association of a woman member in Selection Committee or Board for 10 or more vacancies (at all levels) .

Female Labor Force Participation in India

  • India՚s growth strategy focuses on domestic demand and high-value service exports generating few opportunities for women
  • Fertility has fallen substantially and female education has risen dramatically, albeit from a low level
  • In regions like Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa, similar trends in fertility and education led to large increase in female participation but not in India.
  • National Sample Survey (NSS) for India shows that labour force participation rates of women aged 25 - 54 stagnated at about 26 - 28 % in urban areas, and fell from 57 % to 44 % in rural areas, between 1987 and 2011.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 1, 2017

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