New Delhi, 21st September 2023: The Women’s Reservation Bill mandates a 33 percent reservation for women in the country’s parliament, aiming to provide them with an equal role in the nation’s development. However, the commitment to women’s empowerment extends beyond Parliament, as the government also provides reservations in various government job sectors. These measures aim to bridge the gender gap and ensure that women have equal opportunities to contribute to the nation’s progress.
Reservations in Government Jobs
Diverse Reservations: Several government job positions are already reserved for women. Furthermore, specific quotas are allocated for divorced and widowed women candidates, with appointments exclusively designated for female candidates.
Age Relaxation Women candidates benefit from age relaxation when applying for government jobs, further facilitating their participation in the workforce.
Category-Based Reservations In addition to gender-based reservations, specific categories within women also receive preferential treatment in government job recruitment.
Fee Exemption Women applying for various government jobs are exempted from application fees, reducing financial barriers to entry.
Local Postings After appointments, women are often given postings in their hometowns, enhancing their work-life balance.
Additionally, several state governments across the country have implemented their policies to boost women’s participation in government jobs. These measures include increasing the number of job reservations for women, relaxing age limits, and other benefits. In many states, women can avail of job reservations ranging from 30 percent to 35 percent, depending on the position.
This approach towards gender inclusivity in both political representation and government employment showcases a commitment to creating a more equitable and diverse society in India.