Initiative to encourage Women to apply for SSC -
To promote the participation of women candidates in its examinations. During the year 2020-21, out of 1,54,06,743 candidates who registered for various All India Open Competitive Examinations of the Commission, 48,76,066 were women candidates. In percentage terms, the share of women candidates was 31.65%.
|Year||Percentage of female candidates registered|
This is a very commendable step for the SSC, but if we look at the record of five years, there is not much progress in it.
The Commission is committed to encouraging women candidates to appear in various examinations. To achieve this objective, SSC’s steps are-
- All women candidates, irrespective of their category, are exempted from payment of the examination fee.
- A caption is prominently displayed on every advertisement’s first page, which reads “the Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply”.
- They don’t allow random locations for women like banking and teaching. They give priority to women in case of location, they try to give the safest location possible to women candidates.
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