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'Appoint more women officers in districts with less sex ratio'

The Women Empowerment Group formed by the Madhya Pradesh Government during its 'Manthan Workshop' recently has recommended to appoint more women officers in those districts where sex ratio is declining and provide reservation to women for atleast 10 years in Panchayats among others to ensure their welfare in real sense.

bhopal Updated: Oct 16, 2009 13:54 IST

The Women Empowerment Group formed by the Madhya Pradesh Government during its 'Manthan Workshop' recently has recommended to appoint more women officers in those districts where sex ratio is declining and provide reservation to women for atleast 10 years in Panchayats among others to ensure their welfare in real sense.

There are 14 districts in the state where sex ratio is declining and to arrest the trend, the Group has recommended that on all important posts in the districts women officers should be appointed to sensitise the people on the issue, official sources said.

The fourteen districts where sex ratio is declining are Dhar, Datia, Sidhi, Gwalior, Morena, Jabalpur, Bhind, Neemuch, Jhabua, Panna, Shahdol, Harda, Sheopur and Barwani.

Besides the Group has also recommended to raise the reservation limit for women in Panchayats from present five years to 10 years.

"The need to raise the reservation period from five to ten years for women was felt as there was lack of loyalty among the elected representatives towards the development due to the time factor. Whenever elections are held first year goes in planning and by the time anything could take shape time gets over," the Convenor of the Group and Principal Secretary Ashok Das told PTI.