Big gift for women in Karnataka, govt announces 6-month leave for childcare

Big gift for women in Karnataka, govt announces 6-month leave for childcare

Bengaluru: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa gave a big gift to the women employees of the state government. The state government has announced a six-month leave for child care for its female employees. The announcement was made by Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa while presenting the budget for 2021-22 in the Assembly.

Presenting the budget, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the two main government offices located in each district centre will be opened for the care of such children. Along with this, he announced a grant of Rs 37,188 crore for women-centric programs.

“Women employees of the state government will be given leave for child care along with maternity leave. Women are a very important part of our administration and this is an important step towards the welfare of women employees. It may be noted that there is already a system of giving 6 months maternity leave,” the CM said.

Bengaluru: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa gave a big gift to the women employees of the state government. The state government has announced a six-month leave for child care for its female employees. The announcement was made by Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa while presenting the budget for 2021-22 in the Assembly.

Presenting the budget, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the two main government offices located in each district centre will be opened for the care of such children. Along with this, he announced a grant of Rs 37,188 crore for women-centric programs.

“Women employees of the state government will be given leave for child care along with maternity leave. Women are a very important part of our administration and this is an important step towards the welfare of women employees. It may be noted that there is already a system of giving 6 months maternity leave,” the CM said.

“Rs 30 crore has been allocated to implement the concessional scheme by the state-run BMTC (Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation) for women working in the garment sector,” said Yediyurappa in his 2-hour long budget speech in Kannada.

Rs 2 crore loan will be given at 4 per cent subsidized interest rate per annum to women entrepreneurs in hospital, wellness and other service sectors through the state Women Development Board or Karnataka State Financial Corporation in a bid to encourage their participation in the growth.

News Source: DNA India

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