In Kerala, because the State Road Corporation, women are not permitted to apply for driver posts in any other division and numerous ladies' organizations have requested that the administration change this decision.
Prior, the post of a driver was only reserved for men. It was a male-ruled occupation and Kerala state government offices and state-owned public undertakings were also be filled by, you got it, men. However, now the time has changed and men & women have equal employment opportunities.
The cabinet on Wednesday chose to open this post for ladies also. After the weekly state cabinet meeting held in the office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, they said the job of drivers ought to be never again just a male-dominated one.
"Directions have been given to see that new laws are framed to make drivers' posts in Kerala government and state PSUs gender unbiased. This has been done dependent on the administration's strategy of following gender equality in all divisions," said the announcement.
Curiously, Kerala ladies do drive private transports, taxis, auto-rickshaws, and ambulances however this is the first time that ladies will be delegated to drive government vehicles. Numerous organizations like, All India Democratic Women's Association and Mahila Congress have hailed the move. Of 400 auto-rickshaw drivers here, just 24 are women drivers.
As indicated by a report, the state cabinet meeting likewise incorporated some significant choices, for example, community shelters in Kuttanad, land to be procured by Wayanad Medical College, government jobs for national games medallist, tenth pay commission benefits.