A woman member is to be included in further selection boards
NEW DELHI – Union Government has made it mandatory to include at least one-woman member in the panel of selection boards and committees during the recruitment process.
In a circular issued by the Department of Personnel (DoPT) asked all Ministries, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), and Service Selection Commission (SSC) to ensure that a woman member is in the selection committees and boards.
Earlier, the Union Government had issued guidelines for committees and boards concerned with selection of Group-C and D posts but the new circular is applicable to all posts.
The DoPT has asked all the departments to submit a consolidated report on total number of posts and employees group wise and gender wise as on March 31, so that it can monitor the trend in recruitment of women.
The circular also made it clear that in future, all departments must furnish consolidated annual position by May 31 of the same year.
A wide publicity should be given to all appointments in government and advertisements should be issued in the languages spoken by large number of people of states and union territories apart from Hindi and English, the circular said. (ANI)