Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government today announced
10 percent reservation for destitute women for recruitment to
certain posts in the state Police and Fire departments.
"Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has directed for 10 percent
reservation for destitute women for the posts of Grade II
constable, Grade II Prison Warden and Fire and Rescue
Services," a state government release here said.
While there was reservation for destitute women in other
government departments in the Rs 2,400 grade pay, no such
provision existed in these departments, prompting the Chief
Minister to announce reservation, the release said.
Jayalalithaa had allotted 30 percent reservation for women
in police recruitment in 1996, it recalled.