Women to Get 33% Reservation in Punjab Civil Services

Women to Get 33% Reservation in Punjab Civil Services

The Punjab government has approved 33 per cent reservation for women in direct recruitment for the state civil services, boards and corporations. 


In a meeting headed by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the state cabinet approved the "Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020" to provide such reservation for women for direct recruitment to posts in the government, as well as in recruitment to Boards and Corporations in Group A, B, C and D job roles.


Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister, Aruna Chaudhary said the development will create more employment opportunities for the women in the state.


According to Chaudhary, earlier 50 per cent reservation was also given to women in elections to the panchayati raj institutions and municipal bodies under the Punjab Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act and the Punjab Municipal (Amendment) Act.


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