Participation of Women in Central Government Services
An interesting data collected from the reply of Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh in Parliament that the percentage of women in the Central Government services and their age limit for entry.
Details of percentage of women in Government service over the years, as per the Census of Central Government Employees, 2012, released by Directorate General Employment & Training are given below in the table.
In order to encourage the women to join Government service, they are provided some special facilities as under:
(i) maternity leave (ii) child care leave (iii) child adoption leave (iv) special allowance to women with disability (v) provision of crèche facility (vi) posting of husband and wife at the same station (vii) special priority in allotment of residential accommodation (viii) provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment (ix) age relaxation for appointment to widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried (x) special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre (xi) change of Cadre in case of marriage of All India Service Officer and (xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.
Also, as per the recommendations of the 62nd Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee, publicity to encourage women to prefer/ join Government.
There is a provision for age relaxation for appointment in Government service for Widows, divorced Women and Women judicially separated from husbands and not re- married, upto 35 years for posts of Group C filled through Staff Selection Commission/ Employment Exchange (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes).
WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT OVER THE YEARS
|Year||Total No. of employees
|No. of Women employees
UPPER AGE LIMIT FOR DIFFERENT POSTS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE
|I.||Posts having Grade Pay more than Grade Pay Rs.7600/-||Preferably below 50 years|
|II.||Posts having Grade Pay Rs.7600||50 years|
|III.||Posts having Grade Pay Rs.6600||40 Years|
|IV.||Posts having Grade Pay Rs.5400||35 Years|
|V.||Posts having Grade Pay Rs.4200, 4600 and 4800||30 Years|
|VI.||Posts having Grade Pay Rs. 1800, 1900, 2000, 2400 and 2800||Between 18 and 25 years|
Note: The upper age limit for recruitment by the method of Direct Open Competitive Examination to the Central Civil Services and Civil posts specified in the relevant Service/ recruitment rules shall be increased by two years.