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More women apply for PSC exam

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
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Kathmandu, December 7

Applications from women seeking a career in the civil service have far outnumbered those of men, although the latter continue to outperform women during the selection process.

The Public Service Commission received seven per cent more applications from women than men this fiscal, said Gita Humagain, under-secretary at PSC.

Of the total 595,031 candidates for 13,112 vacant posts, 53.5 per cent applications were from women. A total of 318,503 women applied for the posts compared to 275,877 men (46.5 per cent).

“More vacancies are being created for women. Women candidates can apply for both open competition and reserved positions. This is why their number is higher,” Humangain shared, adding, “The post of staff nurse, midwife and assistant women development inspectors are only for women.”

Since the fiscal 2014/15, female applicants have increased. The number of applications from Madhesi and other marginalised communities is also rising. But men continue to remain ahead during the selection process.

While 62 per cent men were selected for appointment, only 38 per cent of women got through the selection process. The PSC receives the highest 28 per cent of applications from the central region, and the lowest 9.6 per cent from far-western region.

The eastern development region makes up 24 per cent, western region 20 per cent and mid western region 16.9 per cent of the total valid applications.

A version of this article appears in print on December 08, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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