Diwali gift for Gujarati women: State Government hikes women’s quota to 33% in jobs

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Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel
Gandhinagar, Oct 14: At a time when crime against women is on the rise in the country, the newly appointed Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel has taken a path-breaking step by announcing an increase the quantum of reservations for women in State Government jobs by 3%. Following this move, the quota will now stand at 33 per cent.

Earlier, the newly appointed State Chief Minister Anandiben Patel had announced 33 per cent reservation for women in the State police force.

The State Government's move will bring in more women to the State Government services. According to reports, following this step, one in every three positions will be reserved for women.

The Chief Minister has amended Gujarat Mulki Seva (Women's Reservation) Niyam 1997 to take this decision. The current step taken with a view to empower women in the State will expand their representation in the State Government. The Gujarat Government is planning to recruit around two lakh employees in coming days.

The earlier reservation criterion of 30 per cent was not followed properly during recruitments.

Soon after appointed as Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben had announced 33 per cent reservation for women in the State police. At that time, she said that for the upliftment of women in society it is necessary to empower them. "It is necessary to empower women for their uplift in the society. My Government has decided to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in new recruitment in the police force. It will be implemented in all cadres," she said.

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