GS Mains Model Question & Answer : India suffers from huge gender pay gap. Discuss the causes and remedies . Comment

 GS Mains Model Question & Answer : India suffers from huge gender pay gap. Discuss the causes and remedies . Comment


Q. India suffers from huge gender pay gap. Discuss the causes and remedies . Comment

Model Answer:

India suffers from huge gender pay gap. Discuss the causes and remedies.

Recently some research papers have revealed that women gets paid less that their male counterparts. Possible cuases for gender pay gap are-

a) Prevailing patriarchal mindset among the employers, women do not get respect for their potential.
b) Lack of awareness among women regarding equal pay norms.
c) Centuries of disparagement of women in their socio-economic and political roles have oppressed their bargaining powers
d) Preferring men for managerial jobs, as compared to preference of women for lesser demanding positions.
e) Women have taken this rule of the society in their stride and tend to protest less to protect their jobs or being ridiculed by colleagues

Remedies:

a) Increasing awareness among both the employers and employees regarding equal pay
b) The Companies act should be strictly implemented to ensure a particular percentage of women directors in the private/ public companies to forward concept of gender parity
c) Education sector should be strengthened to impart better values in boys to respect their female counterparts and help in promoting concept of inclusive governance.

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