17 percent women among government employees in MP

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Bhopal, Feb 26 (UNI) Women constituted nearly 17 percent of the 4,63,813 government employees in Madhya Pradesh, while about 53 percent employees were engaged in three departments of school education, home and health, says an official report.

A total of 81,130 women were in regular government employment in the state as on March 31, 2007 with 21.15 percent in class two posts and 15.83 percent in class four category, says the Economics and Statistics department report on employment in administrative sector presented in the Legislative Assembly.

The highest number of 3,61,484 (77.94 percent) employees were in class three posts, followed by 65,501(14.12 percent) in class four, 30,975 (6.68 percent) in class two and 5853 (1.26 percent) in class I posts.

As many as 6187 (1.33 percent) were getting a basic pay upto Rs 2500, while 4,35,195 (93.83 percent) were getting basic pay ranging from Rs 2501 to Rs 9700. Only 453 employees (0.10 percent) were given basic pay of Rs 19301 and above. However, 21,978 (4.74 percent) were getting basic pay ranging from Rs 9701 to Rs 19300.

Among the regular employees, the highest number of 1,20,761 (26.03 percent) were engaged in School Education department, followed by 72,375 (15.60 percent) in Home department and 50,659 (10.92 percent) in Health department. These three departments engaged 52.56 percent of total government employees.

Workcharged employees constituted 25,107 and contingency paid employees 49,549, the report said, adding 67,392 employees, including 3135 women, were working in 32 government undertakings. 40 semi-government organisations provided employment to 9124 people, while 9645 were given employment in 12 universities in the state.

Urban local bodies employed 68,534 people, while rural local bodies provided employment to 1,12,721 people, including 31,119 women, the report added.

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