Delhi Govt Plans To Set Up Creche At Secretariat
New Delhi: The Delhi government is planning to set up a children’s creche at its secretariat for the convenience of its women employees. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has asked the department of women and child development (WCD) to explore the possibility and feasibilities of a crèche at the state secretariat.
Sisodia has also asked the WCD department to convene a meeting with the concerned departments to chalk out a plan in this regard and submit a plan by June 15.
“It is a matter of great pride that a large number of workforce in the Delhi government consists of women. However, work life balance for such women, especially working mothers, is not easy and it is the responsibility of employer organisations to improve working conditions of women. It has been brought to my notice by my colleagues at the Delhi Secretariat that a creche for children of working parents at the Delhi secretariat is needed,” said the Deputy Chief Minister in a letter to the secretary of WCD.
Delhi government to set up a children’s crèche to assist working parents at the Delhi Secretariat. Dy Chief Minister @msisodia orders WCD to submit plan by June 15. Says all employers must help employees (esp women) balance professional and personal life. pic.twitter.com/FHTdSjxJh8
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