To encourage more women participation in the government sector, the Tamil Nadu government has raised reservations of women in jobs from existing 30 percent to 40 percent.
Minister for Finance and Human Resource Management Palanivel Thiagarajan said gender equality will play a major role in bringing a change. The State Government will bring necessary amendments. The Government is providing horizontal reservation while filling vacancies through the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) and the Teachers’ Recruitment Board, (TRB).
According to a report of 2017-18 provided by the state department of employment and training, out of 8.8 lakh state government employees, 2.92 lakh were women. The total percentage of women’s participation in government jobs stood at 33 percent on average. From Anganwadis staff to workers at mid-day meal centers, teachers, assistants, civil engineers, section officers, women are playing a daunting task in the state public sector.
While replying to the debate on grants for the human resource management department, the Minister said, the government will give preference to Orphans who have lost their parents in the COVID-19 pandemic, first-generation graduates, and Tamil medium students in government schools while filling vacancies in government posts.