To encourage greater participation of women in the public sector, the government of Tamil Nadu increased bookings of women in jobs from 30 percent to 40 percent.
minister of Finance and human resources management Palanivel Thiagarajan said gender equality will play a major role in bringing about change. The state government will make the necessary changes. The government provides horizontal reservation while filling vacant positions through the Tamil Nadu Civil Service Commission (TNPSC) and the Teacher Recruitment Board (TRB).
According to a 2017-18 report provided by the State Department of Employment and Training, out of 8.8 lakhs employed in the state government, 2.92 lakhs were women. The total percentage of participation of women in government jobs averaged 33 percent. From Anganwadis staff to midday catering workers, teachers, assistants, civil engineers, section officers, women play a tough job in the state’s public sector.
In responding to the debate on grants for the human resources management department, the minister said, the government will give preference to orphans who have lost their parents in the Covid19 pandemic, first generation graduates and middle-language Tamil students in public schools while filling vacancies in government.