Karnataka govt orders 33% reservation of outsourced jobs for women – Vartha Bharati

Bengaluru, May 21: The Karnataka government has ordered 33 per cent reservation for women among the outsourced employees in all its departments and their subsidiary organisations, institutions, universities and autonomous bodies.
In his May 19 circular, Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar said recruitment for data entry operators, housekeeping, drivers and Group D employees through outsourcing has been an accepted policy of the state government.

Also, the government has reserved 30 per cent of jobs for women in the civil services for women empowerment, social justice and equal job opportunities.

“As outsourced employees, women are discharging their duties effectively. Hence, directions have been given to reserve 33 per cent of jobs for women for the services availed from outsourced employees,” the circular said.

It added that henceforth the tender calling for appointment on outsourcing basis and also the agencies with whom the agreement is made should have the clause of 33 per cent reservation for women.

“The direction is applicable to the autonomous bodies, universities, local bodies and other agencies, which are part of the government,” the circular read.

The Chief Secretary said all the secretaries in the government should make sure that this order is implemented in all the organisations, institutions and boards under their department.
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Chitradurga, July 31: Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar on Sunday said party’s national leader Rahul Gandhi will attend its political affairs committee meeting on August 2, amid rumblings within ahead of 2023 assembly polls, as he will be in the state to take part in senior leader Siddaramaiah’s 75th birthday bash.
He will also be visiting the Murugarajendra Mutt, a prominent Lingayat seminary in the region, during the visit.

“On August 3, Rahul Gandhi has desired to meet Chitradurga’s Muruga mutt seer (Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru) and other seers. Before that he will be attending the party’s state political affairs committee meeting of about 35 state leaders on August 2 evening in Hubballi,” Shivakumar said.

Speaking to reporters here after meeting the seer at mutt, he said, on August 3, Rahul Gandhi will be attending the 75th birthday celebrations of Siddaramaiah at Davangere, following which he will be leaving to New Delhi via Hubballi.

Gandhi’s visit to other prominent mutts in Davangere and surrounding areas is still being worked out, as he will be once again travelling in the region during Congress’ ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ in September and thinking on whether visits to other mutts can be planned then, he added.

The visit comes even as the Congress in Karnataka seems to be in a conundrum, as many within the party fear about it imploding ahead of assembly polls, amid a game of one-upmanship between its two top leaders-Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar- as to who will be the Chief Minister in the event of the party coming to power.

There is also palpable worry within the party about a virtual division getting created between the camps of both leaders, and it diminishing its prospects in the polls.
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