Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Friday, Apr 13, 2007
ePaper
Google



National
News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |



National Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Brinda Karat seeks Manmohan's intervention

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha member from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Brinda Karat on Thursday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention in ensuring that the form seeking intimate details from women bureaucrats of the All India Services is withdrawn.

Ms. Karat met the Prime Minister and submitted a memorandum along with a copy of the offensive form — Form IV of The All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Rules, 2007 — issued by the Ministry of Personnel. Later, she told The Hindu that the Prime Minister said it was unfortunate and he would do whatever was necessary to see that it was withdrawn.

In her memorandum, Ms. Karat said the form seeking intimate details was "reflective of a high degree of insensitivity towards female officers on the part of the authorities responsible for this form."

Also, she pointed out that such details — including detailed menstrual history and date of last confinement — were not at all required for their job profile.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



National

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |

Mpingi


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Copyright 2007, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu