Women and Child Development Ministry has prepared a draft proposal in which it has asked to make the subject of 'Home Science' a compulsory subject for the boys at schools. If Union Cabinet approves the draft, then the same will be implemented in the schools.
According to the spokesperson of the ministry, the draft for the National Policy for the Women 2017 has been sent to the cabinet.
About the draft
- The main purpose of the draft is to redefine the roles of gender at the young age, provide new employment opportunities to the women and providing the tax-relief
- It proposes to redesign the school curriculum in order to promote the gender sensitivity and to make subjects like home science and physical education compulsory for both boys and girls.
- Another aim of the draft is to encourage the working women and to bring the pay parity between the working males and females. It also suggest to offer tax exemption to the women only organizations and to establish day care centers in the corporate and commercial zone.
- Ideas of offering tax relief to widows and divorced women have also been suggested in the draft.
It has also been recommended in the draft to promote the women drivers for school buses as not only this will generate employment opportunities for them but will also, reduce the number of cases of sexual crimes against the school children.The policy is being revised after a gap of 15 years.