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Pb govt okays 33% reservation for women in state jobs

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

In a major decision, the cabinet has decided to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in all jobs.

The decision was taken in the first cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister here, said an official spokesperson.

He added women will be given the reservation also in the contractual appointments of the state

Reaffirming the Congress's commitment towards empowerment of women, the cabinet also decided to increase their representation in the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) from the present 33 per cent to 50 per cent, the spokesperson said.

A series of decisions were also taken for the benefit of freedom fighters.

The cabinet has decided to provide a house to every freedom fighter in the place he resides, besides allocating 300 units of free electricity every month, he said.

It was also decided to provide one out-of-turn tube well connection to the freedom fighters and to exempt them from paying toll tax for state highways, the spokesperson added.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 19:13 IST