Uttarakhand: 30% reservation for women in government jobs, what does it mean, who will benefit?

Now women will get 30 percent reservation in Uttarakhand government jobs. Understand what this means and which women will get this benefit?

30% reservation for women in Uttarakhand government recruitment (File photo)

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Getting government jobs for women in Uttarakhand will now be easier than ever. 30 per cent reservation will be given to women in state government recruitment. Uttarakhand Governor has taken this big decision for the sake of women. He approved the 30 percent horizontal reservation bill for women in government jobs. The notification will also come soon. After this decision Government job It will employ 30 percent women. Guess what that means?

Let’s understand in simpler terms. Suppose there are 1000 vacancies in a department. Now when recruitment is done, at least 300 posts will be filled only by women. It will be mandatory. The Uttarakhand Women Reservation Act provides additional protection to women within existing reservations.

Which women will benefit?

Currently, the state has 27 per cent reservation for SC/ST, 14 per cent for OBC and 10 per cent for EWS. In this new decision of the government, women have got 30 percent legal rights in government jobs.

The facility of reservation will be given to all women residents of Uttarakhand. Even if they live anywhere outside the state.

Governor Lt. Gen. Gurmeet Singh (Sen.) has approved the Uttarakhand Public Service (Horizontal Reservation for Women) Bill 2022. The bill has been sent from the Raj Bhavan to the Legislative Department, whose gazette notification will be issued soon.

On November 30, 2022, the Uttarakhand government unanimously passed the bill in the assembly and sent it to the Raj Bhavan. During the winter session of the Legislative Assembly, 14 bills were passed in the House. Most of the Bills including the Women’s Reservation Bill have been amended.

Received after review from reservation experts

Then most of the Bills were approved from the Raj Bhavan but the Women’s Reservation Bill was under consideration. The Raj Bhavan examines the bill by judicial and legal experts before approving it. Because of this, the bill took an extra month to pass.


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