On international women’s day, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced a proposal to provide six-months child care leave to women employees of the Government. He also announced a grant of Rs 37,188 crore for women oriented programmes.
Presenting the 2021-22 budget in the Legislative Assembly, he proposed upgradation of Anganwadis situated in Bengaluru and other cities into creches for the benefit of urban working women. Action would be taken to open creches in two major government offices in each district centre, the Chief Minister said, announcing a slew of initiatives benefiting women.
“Women employees of the state government will be given a total of six months child care leave along with maternity leave which is already in existence. This will be a supplementary step towards the welfare of women who are a very important part of the administrative machinery,” he said. (Source- PTI)