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Punjab gives 33 percent reservation to women in government jobs: Aruna Chaudhary

October 14, 2020 08:39 PM

CHANDIGARH: Terming the Cabinet decision of providing 33 percent reservation to women under direct recruitment in state civil services as historic, Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary, on Wednesday, expressed gratitude towards the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and entire Council of Ministers for the significant decision taken to create more employment opportunities for the women of the state.

In a press communiqué issued today, Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary said that the Chief Minister has always accorded priority for the well being of the women to empower them and create the atmosphere of gender-neutral equality.

The Cabinet Minister said that with the Cabinet approval to Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020 to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in the direct recruitment to the posts in Government, as well as recruitment to Boards and Corporations in Group A, B, C and D posts, now the women of the state will get more employment opportunities in public sector. "Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led state government is committed to fulfill it's all promises made in the election manifesto and more such decisions to empower the women of the state will be taken in due course of time", said the Minister, acknowledging that with the concerted efforts of the Chief Minister, earlier 50 percent reservation was also accorded to the women in elections of panchayati raj institutions (PRIs) and municipal bodies by enacting the Punjab Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act and the Punjab Municipal (Amendment) Act.

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