Share of women employees in CPSEs dips to 9.35% in FY21: Survey

According to the report, the number of women employees in CPSEs declined 9.5% to 80,525 in FY21 when pandemic hit the economy

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The percentage of women employees in CPSEs in the past four years has stayed stagnant at 9-10 per cent. However, women in managerial positions has gone up (Representative image)

Nikesh Singh New Delhi
The share of women employees in central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) dropped to 9.35 per cent in 2020-21 (FY21), from 10 per cent in the preceding year (2019-20, or FY20), in a sign of widening gender gap in government-owned companies, according to the latest Public Enterprises Survey.  

This is way below the all-India female labour force participation rate which stood at 25.1 per cent, according to the Periodic Labour Force Survey annual report for the period July 2020-June 2021.

According to the report, the number of women employees in CPSEs declined 9.5 per cent to 80,525 in FY21 when pandemic

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First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 9:27 PM IST

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