Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced the Tripura government’s ‘Policy for Empowerment of Women’ with 33 percent reservation for women in all state government jobs on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Mar 8.
The Tripura government’s ambitious policy – ‘Mahila Shastikaran Abhiyan’ – is designed to empower women across social, economic, and political sectors.
Areas like education, health, nutrition, sanitation, social protection, elimination of violence, legal protection, infrastructure development are covered in the social sector, while in the economic sector, skilling, employment, banking and insurance, industry, startups, and climate change are covered.
Reservation as per gender ratio in all higher educational institutions will also be provided to women, the Central Government leader announced.
The policy also provides for a 3 percent interest subvention for girl students getting admitted to institutes of national importance, 50 percent reservation for women in government market stalls and shopping complexes, and 50 percent earmarking of funds for women entrepreneurs in the venture capital fund of the state government.
The policy will also encourage women startups through collateral-free loans, setting up of 13 women health and wellness centers with integrated one-stop centers, and setting up of a super-specialty 100-bed mother and child unit at the Agartala government medical college.
Amit Shah was addressing a public gathering in Tripura on the occasion of the completion of four years of BJP-led coalition government in the state. He also laid the foundation for northeast India’s first campus here under the Gujarat-based National Forensic Sciences University.