According to the annual bulletin of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS), the north-eastern states have the highest ratio of female workers in managerial positions, with Meghalaya topping the list with 34.1 per cent, followed by Sikkim and Mizoram.
Andhra Pradesh (32.3%) and Punjab (32.1%) are among the states with the highest proportion of women in management roles, while Assam has the lowest proportion at 6.9%.
At the national level, the proportion of female workers in managerial roles is 18.7% of total workers. In rural areas, it is 21.4 per cent, whereas, in urban areas, it is 16.4 per cent.
The PLFS data also revealed that when it comes to the ratio of female lawmakers, senior officials, and managers in states and union territories, the north-eastern states score well. Manipur has the highest percentage (51.8%), followed by Meghalaya (51.7%), Sikkim (50.4%), and Andhra Pradesh (50.4%). (47.9 percent ). In this area, Assam has a lower ratio of 6.2 percent.
The ratio is 23.2 percent across India, underscoring the need for initiatives to close the gender gap.
With 120.2 percent, Sikkim tops the list of states with the highest female-to-male ratio among professional and technical workers, followed by Meghalaya (101.5 percent) and Kerala (91.6 percent ). Assam performs better in this category, with 52.9 percent of female workers working as professional and technical personnel, while Manipur has 85.2 percent.
(Source: Times of India)