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September 19, 2022

Narrowing the gender pay gap is a great opportunity in achieving social justice for the country. Examine (200 Words)

Refer - The Hindu

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KEY POINTS

·        India is among the most important countries when it comes to the global economic growth and structural transformation story.

·        Despite notable progress in closing the gender pay gap over time in India, the gap remains high by international standards.

·        Indian women earned, on an average, 48% less compared to their male counterparts in 1993-94.

·        Since then, the gap declined to 28% in 2018-19 as in the labour force survey data of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO).

·        The pandemic reversed decades of progress as preliminary estimates from the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2020-21 show an increase in the gap by 7% between 2018-19 and 2020-21.

·        In 2017, the Government amended the Maternity Benefit Act of 1961, which increased the ‘maternity leave with pay protection’ from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for all women working in establishments employing 10 or more workers.

·        While the gender pay gap is slowly narrowing, at the current rate of progress it will take more than 70 years to close it completely.

·        Equal pay for work of equal value is necessary to close the gender pay gap. Closing the gender pay gap is key to achieving social justice for working women, as well as economic growth for the nation as a whole.

 

BALAMURUGAN A 11 days

Pls review this 

IAS Parliament 10 days

Try to post the answer. Keep Writing.

Thomas Kurien 11 days

Kindly please review

IAS Parliament 10 days

Try to bring coherence in the anser. Keep Writing.

PANDI SANTHOSH RAJA S 11 days

Kindly review

IAS Parliament 10 days

Try to include gender inequality index. Keep Writing.

K. V. A 11 days

Pls review

IAS Parliament 10 days

Good attempt. Try to include Gender inequality index. Keep Writing.

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