The annual bulletin of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2019-20 has shown that the ratio of female workers at senior and mid-level management positions in rural areas is higher than in urban areas, with some Northeastern states leading among all states and Union Territories (UTs) in India.
Meghalaya has topped the list among all the states/UTs in 2019-20 with 34.1 per cent ratio of female workers in managerial positions in senior and middle management positions. Sikkim followed with a ratio of 33.5 per cent, Mizoram with 33.3 per cent, Andhra Pradesh with 32.3 per cent and Punjab with 32.1 per cent, the bulletin showed.
The ratio of female workers to total workers employed in senior and middle managerial positions is at 21.5 per cent, as per the bulletin which is higher than 16.5 per cent in urban areas. The overall (rural and urban) ratio of female workers in senior and middle management positions stood at 18.8 per cent in 2019-20.
Meanwhile, among the ratio of female workers to male workers working as legislators, senior officials and managers, Sikkim has topped the list with 50.4 per cent, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 47.9 per cent and Punjab with 47.3 per cent.
In terms of lowest ranking states showing poor ratio of female workers in managerial positions include, Assam with 6.9 per cent, Haryana with 7.5 per cent, Andaman and Nicobar with 9 per cent and Uttarakhand with 11.7 per cent.