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December 4, 2023 9:03 am

Gender-Based Budget: An exclusive initiative by Punjab Government to address gender inequality: Baljit Kaur

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, August 23

Punjab government is actively implementing various schemes to promote the economic empowerment of women. Social Security, Women and Child Development  Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur shared that the government is earnestly working to enhance the economic status of women in the state.

Cabinet Minister stated that as part of this endeavor, a training workshop was organized for nodal officers assigned in different departments to facilitate the implementation of the Gender Budget at the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MAGSIPA).

During the workshop, the processes and systems related to the seamless execution of ongoing schemes aimed at empowering women were thoroughly discussed.

Minister said the various departments to collaborate in order to efficiently implement women’s welfare programs at the grassroots level, ensuring transparency and maximum benefit to eligible recipients. Representatives from diverse departments actively participated in the workshop.

 Dr. Baljit Kaur highlighted that a comprehensive process has been initiated through a training workshop focused on Gender Budget. The aim is to sensitize departmental staff to effectively implement Gender Budget across the state of Punjab.

 She emphasized the need to properly structure schemes and programs operated by different departments to enable women’s empowerment. Minister stressed that gender budget is a potent tool that will contribute to reducing gender-based inequality and ensuring equitable distribution of resources.

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