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Govt considering age, experience relaxation in job for women

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) The government is considering various measures for increasing share of women in public employment, including relaxing age and experience limit.

This was stated by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Suresh Pachouri while replying to a discussion on the Public Employment(Reservation for Women) Bill, 2005 introduced by a private Member in the Rajya Sabha.

''We are aware of the multiple difficulties being faced by women in getting job and after getting one. All these aspects are being looked into,'' he said.

''The government will soon come out with some positive action,'' the Minister assured the House and requested Ms Maya Singh to withdraw the Bill, to which she agreed.

The Minister said women formed 50 per cent of the country's population, so without their participation, no development can take place.

'' Women's role should not be limited to just four walls of the house. They have to be an active player in all the developmental process, and the government is fully aware of this role,'' he said.

Speaking on the Bill, Ms Singh urged the Government to implement its assurance with all sincerity.

There is reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs but not for women who do not need such protection any less, she said.

''This Bill reflects the pressing needs and aspirations of millions of women in this country, and it is hoped that the Government would act soon to ensure due share to women in public employment.'' MORE UNI NAZ RL HT1805

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