As per reply given in the parliament by Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, the number of women employees in Central Government has been increasing over the years. While there were 2.88 lakhs women employees out of total employees of 38.31 lakhs in 1991 ( 7.58%), it increased to 2.91 lakhs out of 38.76 total employees (7.53%) in 2001 and 3.11 lakh women employees out of 30.99 Lakh in 2009 ( 10.04%). this is a good news. Even when the number of total employees is being reduced, the number of women employees has increased.
As per the government, the following facilities are provided to the women employees to encourage women to join the services:
1. Maternity Leave 2. Child Care Leave 3. Child Adoption Leave 4. Special allowance to women with disability 5. Provision of creche facility 6. Posting of husband and wife at the same station 7. Special priority in allotment of residential accommodation 8. Provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment 9. Age relaxation for appointment to widows, divorced woman and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried 10. Special dispensation for women officers of All India Services of North East Cadre 11. Change of cadre in case of marriage of All India service officer and (xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.
But still the % of women employees are as stated only around 10% with about 90% being men only. There need to be much improvement for jobs to women.