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Parliamentary panel asks finance ministry to make 15% of PSB branches all-women offices

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  • Parliamentary panel has also recommended flexible working hours for women employees to help them balance their professional and family responsibilities and to provide safe and convenient work environment in the banking sector.
  • In a report on ‘Working Conditions of Women in Public Sector Banks’, the panel said that PSBs should be instructed by the Finance Ministry to open at least 15 per cent of their branches as all-women units.
  • “It will make womenfolk feel comfortable to access a banking system that is devoid of gender-biases as well as is non-discriminatory towards them,” the Committee on Empowerment of Women said in its report.

Source: ET

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