3.37 lakh women employees in central government

Over three lakh women employees are working in various central government departments across the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.

New Delhi: Over three lakh women employees are working in various central government departments across the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Replying to a question, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said there are various historical and social reasons for women employees being lesser in number.

"Estimated women employment in major central government offices as on March 31, 2011 is 3.37 lakh," he said in a written reply.

There are about 48 lakh central government employees.

"There are various historical and social reasons for the women employees being lesser in number," the Minister said.

In reply to another question, Singh said there was no proposal under the consideration of the government to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in central government offices.

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