Employment of women and girls in Government organisations agencies
The Government has been making concerted efforts to encourage the women to join Government service by providing some special facilities as enumerated below:
(i) maternity leave
(ii) child care leave
(iii) child adoption leave
(iv) special allowance to women with disability
(v) provision of crèche facility
(vi) posting of husband and wife at the same station
(vii) special priority in allotment of residential accommodation
(viii) provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment
(ix) special Leave connected with inquiry on sexual harassment
(x) age relaxation for appointment of widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried
(xi) special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre
(xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.
(xiii) Nomination of a women employee in Department Promotion Committee (DPCs). Institutional mechanisms, besides the Committees to prevent sexual harassment, exist in Government service for redressal of grievances of various nature of the women employees.
(xiv) Association of a lady member in Selection Committee/ Board for 10 or more vacancies (at all levels).
The above information given by the Minister of DoPT Dr.Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 03.08.2017.