In a noteworthy move towards strengthening gender equality in the public sector, the Punjab cabinet gave a nod for 33 per cent reservation for women in direct recruitment in all government departments. The historic decision was taken on October 14 in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
In the meeting, the state cabinet approved the Punjab Civil Service (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules 2020. This opened the door for inclusion of women quota in various government jobs for Group A, B, C and D posts.
Later in the day, Aruna Chaudhary, Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Punjab appreciated the move by the CM saying he has always backed the well-being and empowerment of women.