In a first, Kerala to appoint women drivers for govt vehicles | Current Affairs

Points to Remember:

  • In a first, the Kerala government has decided to appoint women as drivers in government departments and public sector undertakings.
  • The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by the state’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • This has been done based on the government’s policy of following gender neutrality in all sectors.
  • Proper training and encouragement will be given to women by the Kerala State Women Development Corporation (KSWDC).
  • Earlier Kerala government started ‘She-Taxi’ in the state but couldn’t successful, now ‘She-Taxi’ drivers will find jobs in PSU’s and government departments.

About ‘She-Taxi’:

  • ‘She-Taxi’ was launched by the state government on November 2013 with an aim to provide self-employment opportunities to women.
    This initiative bagged the Chief Minister’s Award for Innovation in Public Policy in 2014.

About Kerala:

  • Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
  • Governor: P. Sathasivam
  • Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Which state government has approved the appointment of women drivers for the state government and PSU vehicles? Kerala
  2. Who is the current Chief Minister of Kerala? Pinarayi Vijayan
  3. ‘She-Taxi’was the initiative of which state government? Kerala

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