No. 39020/03/2009-Estt [B)
Government of lndia
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
[Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi, 03rd August, 2010
Subject:- Need for concerted efforts to increase the representation of Women in employment under Central Government/Central Autonomous Bodies regarding.
The undersigned is directed to say that instructions had been issued by this Department vide letter of even number dated 15th July, 2009 addressed to Union Public Service Commission [UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to exempt the Women candidates from payment of fees for competitive examinations by direct recruitment/Departmental competitive examinations/ direct recruitment by interview conducted by Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission. Subsequently, by this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 28th October, 2009, all Ministries/Departments were also advised to take similar action in respect of recruitment tests conducted by them.
2. It has now been decided that the facility of exempting Women candidates from the payment of fees would also be extended to any Examination/ Test/lnterview conducted by the Central Autonomous Bodies.
3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to issue suitable instructions to the Autonomous Bodies administered by them accordingly.
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Under Secretary to the Government of lndia