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Ratio of Women in Senior Management Positions Higher in Rural India: NSO Report

Meghalaya topped with highest ratio of women workers to total workers in senior and middle management positions.

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The ratio of women workers at senior and middle-management positions, as against men, in rural areas was higher than the urban areas, revealed the Periodic Labour Force Survey for 2019-2020.

The annual report, released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), revealed the ratio of women at managerial positions, as against men, in rural areas stood at 21.5 percent, while ratio of those in the urban areas accounted for only 16.5 percent.

However, the ratio of women workers in senior and middle management overall (including rural and urban) areas stood at 18.8 percent in 2019-2020, the report said.

Ratio of Women in Senior Management Positions Higher in Rural India: NSO Report

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Women in Labour Force

The ratio of women workers aged 15-64 to other persons in the labour force, as per the usual status approach, was also higher at 30.1 percent in rural areas.

The women in urban areas recorded only 23.6 percent.

The overall, including urban and rural, ratio of female workers stood at 28.2 percent, as per the report, in 2019-20.

Ratio of Women in Senior Management Positions Higher in Rural India: NSO Report

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Where Do the States Stand

When it comes to ratio of women as professionals and technicians, Sikkim recorded highest (120.2 percent), followed by Daman & Diu (110.7 percent), and Meghalaya (101.5 percent).

Ratio of Women in Senior Management Positions Higher in Rural India: NSO Report

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Meghalaya (34.1 percent) topped the list of states and union territories with highest ratio of women workers to total workers in senior and middle management positions, said news agency PTI, quoting the report. Sikkim came second with 33.5 percent, and Mizoram third with 33.3 percent, respectively. Andhra Pradesh and Punjab followed.

According to the report, Punjab, Sikkim, and Andhra Pradesh had the highest ratio of women workers employed as managers, legislators, and senior officials.
Ratio of Women in Senior Management Positions Higher in Rural India: NSO Report

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However, Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi, Haryana, and Assam recorded the lowest ratio of women workers to total workers in managerial positions.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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