The government may come out with the woman’s policy next month. The woman and child development department held a meeting regarding this on Tuesday.
The draft policy talks of increasing the upper age limit for women applying for government jobs or seeking admissions to various academic courses. The government has also decided to have toilets for girls in schools and colleges proportionate to the number of girl students. And there will be toilets in public places exclusively for women. It will be mandatory for educational institutions to have separate rooms for girls and to supply sanitary napkins.
The draft also makes it mandatory for educational institutions to organise karate training classes for at least three months every year.
The draft policy has special directives related to the transfer of women government employees above the age of 50.
The interest rates for education loans will be reduced for girl students and the loan tenure will be increased. The reservation for girl students in ITIs will be increased up to 33%.
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