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Do women have reservation benefits in SSC jobs?

Mar 21, 2017 14:30 IST
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Do women have reservation benefits in SSC jobs?
Do women have reservation benefits in SSC jobs?

SSC CGL: Let’s take a look

SSC CGL is one of the most popular examinations in India and one of the biggest recruitment drives in the country. The examination is conducted to recruit for various posts in Group B and C in various departments of Government of India. The compensation attached to these posts are quite decent and it is going to be higher after the 7th Pay Commission recommendations come into force with effect from 01stJanuary 2016.

 

SSC CGL: What does it have for Women?

Women candidates are very much interested in SSC CGL because of a number of reasons:

  • Job Nature: Most of the posts for which recruitment is carried out through SSC CGL involve clerical duties along with fixed office timings. Hence, it becomes easier for a woman to strike a work-life balance.

Which one is a better option for Girls between SSC CGL and Bank PO?

  • Postings: The postings for women candidates are generally in their places of domicile and because of the presence of central government offices in almost every nook and corner of the country, it becomes easier to get a home posting.
  • No Application Fee: This is an incentive extended by the Government of India to the women candidates in order to encourage them to apply for the examination, as it is in the interests of the government that a healthy sex ratio is maintained in government departments.
  • Salary and Perks: The salary and benefits attached to the posts are quite decent to make a woman independent in the society. It is a step towards women empowerment in the society.
  • Career Growth: Most of the posts offer decent career growth avenues in the future and it gives a woman a chance to carve a place for herself in the society along with social status.

Which post is the best through SSC CGL for female candidates?

  • Age relaxation: As per the SSC notification, women are given relaxation in age for appearing in SSC exams several times. Find out the related details: -

Category Details

Age relaxation

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(Unreserved/General)

Up to 35 years of age

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(OBC)

Up to 38 years of age

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried(SC/ST)

Up to 40 years of age

No Reservation Benefit, though!

There is no reservation benefit attached to the recruitment of SSC for women candidates as the reservation is only permitted for SC, ST, and OBC Candidates. Therefore, women candidates have to fight it out with their male counterparts in order to secure a coveted central government job. However, that struggle is worth it considering the award it has in its store for a woman.

Can study leaves be taken after joining SSC Jobs?

 

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