Budget Gives Push For Women’s Participation In The Workforce

The 2021 Budget will help enhance women’s workforce participation as the allowance to work all shifts will encourage companies across several sectors to hire more women, said job market experts.

“Coming close on the heels of vaccine roll out which will ensure a quick return to normal economic activity, as also combined with the greater acceptance of Work from Home, I anticipate a lessening of stress on employers when it comes to employing women,” said Saundarya Rajesh, founder-director of diversity and inclusion consulting firm AVTAR Group.

She estimates 15 lakh women (both blue-collar and white-collar workers) benefiting from this and a likely increase of between 1-2% in women’s labour force participation this year.

Source: The Economic Times

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