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The Bhupender Yadav-led labour ministry has issued an advisory to employers to encourage participation of women in the workforce with emphasis on balance between employment and care responsibilities, adequate representation of women in management positions, supporting women entrepreneurs and eliminating gender bias in recruitment, promotion and performance review.
These are part of the 19 provisions including statutory and general measures listed out by the ministry to enhance women participation in the workforce.
“While the government is taking various policy measures to support women in all aspects of work life, it is imperative that the employers should also take the lead in implementing the policies and programmes in the right perspective to encourage women to join the workforce,” it said in the advisory issued on Wednesday.
According to the advisory, the employers should implement family-friendly measures such as paternity leave, parental leaves, family emergency leaves and flexible working arrangements including flexible working hours for men to participate in care responsibilities.
“Every employer should promote women in management and leadership roles, promote women-run enterprises in the value chain, mitigate unconscious biases in recruitment, promotion and…
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