(Set up by the Planning Commission)
Women’s Welfare and Development Bureau
Department of Social Welfare
Government of India
The draft Sixth Five Year Plan has recorded that the “labour market as it is operating is not neutral as between men and women” and that there are sectoral imbalances in the opportunities available for women for regular employment, training and promotion. The Plan also emphasises the need for measures to expand employment opportunities for women and special programmes to prepare them for such expanded opportunities.
2. The draft Plan identifies four strategies for increasing employment for women. These are: