Longer maternity leave is not the answer

The Financial Express

A progressive policy is most likely to succeed if it has full support of the institutions that benefit from it. If companies see the business imperative in having a more gender diverse workforce they will champion the cause.

The government must be commended for finally accepting that the skewed gender ratio in the workplace is an impediment to India’s economic and social progress. But their approach suggests an old-fashioned view of work and family. Indian women have moved ahead, it’s time the government caught-up.

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Published: August 6th 2016