Punjab approves 33% reservation for women in state civil services

Context: Recently, The Amarinder Singh government approved 33 per cent reservation for women in direct recruitment for the Punjab civil services, boards and corporations.

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  • The state Cabinet, at a meeting presided by CM Amarinder Singh, approved the ‘Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020’ to provide such reservation for women for direct recruitment to posts in government, as well as in recruitment to Boards and Corporations in Group A, B, C and D posts.
  • This is one of the crucial step taken by the state government for women empowerment.
  • Earlier, the state had provided 33 per cent reservation for women in panchayats and local bodies.

Source: The Indian Express

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