Today, Women constitute nearly 52 per cent of the total population of India. India has seen a powerful woman prime minister and women chief ministers of the states. But the truth is that women are still helpless in Indian society. A lot has been done by the government for women empowerment in India since independence, but Indian women still have a long way to go if we want to call them empowered.
However, times are changing and that can be noted in the basic changes that have been brought about in the role and status of women in Indian society. There has been a major shift in the policy from the concept of “welfare” in the 1970s to “development” in the 1980s and now from 1990s to “empowerment”.
The Government of India declared 2001 as the Year of Women’s Empowerment (Swashakti). The National Policy For The Empowerment of Women was passed in 2001.
The Constitution of India guarantees to all Indian women – equality (Article 14), no discrimination by the State (Article 15(1)), equality of opportunity (Article 16), equal pay for equal work (Article 39(d)). In addition, it allows special provisions to be made by the State in favour of women and children (Article 15(3)), renounces practices derogatory to the dignity of women (Article 51(A) (e)), and also allows for provisions to be made by the State for securing just and humane conditions of work and for maternity relief. (Article 42).
Thanks to the effective women empowerment policies by the government of India and the support of the Indian Corporate Industry in implementing the policies . Much has been done on the part of government and non-government organizations to enhance women’s empowerment in India.
Slowly, women in India are now participating in all activities such as education, employment, politics, media, art and culture, service sectors, science and technology, etc.
The Indian industry and corporate companies have recognized the benefits of the equal participation of women and are welcoming women’s participation in the organizational/business goals inspired by the general positive characteristics of women like:
Today, in the rapidly changing industrial scenario, women are shouldering equal or higher responsibilities in improving the family financial conditions than men in the society by utilizing the equal opportunities provided by the industry.
It is moral, social and constitutional responsibility of every Indian citizen to ensure equal rights, opportunities and progress of women.
As a social responsibility of promoting Women Empowerment, to support educated women to become independent in spirit, in thought, in action and have full control over their lives, Mudra HR, has committed to establishing a separate division “Mudra Women Staffing Services”, especially to generate maximum number of employment opportunities for educated women.
Mudra HR has been inspired by the popular UNESCO slogan “Educate a man and you educate an individual; educate a woman and you educate a family”.
Similarly, it is our considered opinion that, “Employ a man and you pay an individual; Employ a woman and you pay a family”.
We hope that our long journey of 20 years of service to the industry in talent management and corporate relations will help us in achieving our objective of generating more or equal employment opportunities for women.
Women Professionals are advised to utilize our services and empower themselves with equal participation in corporate/industry.