HYDERABAD: The state government has declared a holiday in the form of special casual leave to all women employees in government sector in the state on Monday on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Orders to this effect were issued by chief secretary Somesh Kumar on Sunday. The TRS government has been declaring Women’s Day as a holiday for women employees in the state for the past few years.
The CM said women play a key role in the development and are not only competing with men in all the fields but are also excelling. “Women, who constitute 50 percent of the population, would do wonders if they were given an opportunity,” he said.
The state government is taking a slew of measures to take women on the path of development and progress.
These measures include setting up of the SHE teams, monthly social security pensions being given to the old age women, single women and widows, and schemes like Shadi Mubarak and Kalyan Laxmi, KCR Kits go a long way in giving the much needed fillip to the women for their progress and development.
The government has also increased the salaries of ASHA workers, Anganwadi teachers and there are several other schemes and programmes launched to empower women.
Telangana state is in the forefront as far as women’s welfare is concerned, the chief minister said.