Modi Govt mulls age relaxation for widows in Government jobs

File Photo : Maneka Gandhi
File Photo : Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi: Modi Government is actively considering to initiate several steps to aid widows and single mothers in getting employment in Government and central PSUs by providing them certain age relaxations as well as tax rebates. Thousands of such widows and single mothers who are facing hardships in meeting their daily expenses in backward states like UP, Bihar and Odisha are expected to get benefited from such a step if implemented as Modi Govt mulls age relaxation for widows in Government jobs.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is considering taking up a proposal for age relaxation for widows for employment in Government and Central PSUs, informed Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

The Ministry is also considering moving a proposal for tax rebates for single women who are having children, she added. However, both the proposals are at a preliminary stage and formal proposals will be prepared later.

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