Big development - 6-month CHILD CARE LEAVE for government employees in THIS state announced
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has announced a proposal to provide six-months childcare leave to women government employees of the state government and also announced a grant of Rs 37,188 crore for women-oriented programmes
Karnataka has made a big announcement for women government employees. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has announced a proposal to provide six-months childcare leave to women government employees of the state government and also announced a grant of Rs 37,188 crore for women-oriented programmes.
Karnataka Chief Minister made the announcement on the occasion of this International Women’s Day on Monday. On international women's day, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyiurappa announced a proposal to provide six-months childcare leave to government women employees. He also announced a grant of Rs 37,188 crore for women-oriented programmes.
Presenting the 2021-22 budget in the Legislative Assembly, he proposed upgradation of Anganwadis situated in Bengaluru and other cities into creches for the benefit of urban working women.
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Action would be taken to open creches in two major government offices in each district centre, the Chief Minister said, announcing a slew of initiatives benefiting women.
"Women employees of the state government will be given a total of six months childcare leave along with maternity leave which is already in existence. This will be a supplementary step towards the welfare of women who are a very important part of the administrative machinery," he said.
Yediyurappa announced loan facility of up to Rs two crore at a subsidised rate of four per cent through Woman Development Board/Karnataka State Finance Corporation to women entrepreneurs in the service sector.
The government also announced support through Panchayat Raj institutions for the establishment of 6,000 micro enterprises for rural women self-help groups under 'Sanjeevini'; to benefit 60,000 women.
Technical support to small enterprises of women was announced by the government which also proposed encouragement to 25,000 women through 2,260 micro enterprises.
The government also proposed to provide market to the products manufactured by women self-help groups and women entrepreneurs, organisation of annual fares at divisional level and implementation of e-market facility.
Yeddiyurappa announced commencement of 'Vanitha Sangathi' programme for providing BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) bus pass at concessional rate to women labourers of garment sector in Bengaluru at an expenditure of Rs 30 crore.
It also proposed re-examination of various laws and rules for creation of conducive environment for women taking up employment.
Action was also proposed to incorporate gender budget and child budget in the Panchayat Raj system.
Yediyurappa also announced fixing of 7,500 cameras in public places of Bengaluru city under safe city project; action to intensify night beats through technology based e- beat system.
For the women who have obtained licence from Agricultural Produce Market Committee, 10 per cent reservation was proposed in the allotment of site, godown, shop, shop-cum-godowns in the premises.
With PTI inputs
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