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TN announces 10% reservation for destitute women

The Tamil Nadu government today announced 10% reservation for destitute women for recruitment to certain posts in the state Police and Fire departments.

india Updated: Nov 21, 2011 16:23 IST

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced 10% reservation for destitute women for recruitment to certain posts in the state Police and Fire departments.

"Chief minister J Jayalalithaa has directed for 10% reservation for destitute women for the posts of Grade II constable, Grade II Prison Warden and Fire and Rescue Services," a state government release here said.

While there was reservation for destitute women in other government departments in the Rs 2,400 grade pay, no such provision existed in these departments, prompting the Chief minister to announce reservation, the release said.

Jayalalithaa had allotted 30% reservation for women in police recruitment in 1996, the release stated.