To Empower Women, Karnataka Inaugurates 28 Post Offices With An All-Female Workforce

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Last year on Women’s Day, the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru announced that it will recruit 14 women in their Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) squad. Now, this all-female team of aviation firefighters is the largest of its kind in Asia.

This time around on March 8, to encourage more females to work, all-women post offices were inaugurated across India, reports The Times of India.

The Karnataka Postal Division now has a total of 28 post offices managed entirely by women including some in Bengaluru (Rajaji Nagar Industrial Estate, Yelahanka Satellite Town and Madhavan Park). Charles Lobo, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle was quoted saying,

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“By April, when transfers are carried out, we will ensure that places, which do not have an all-women office, will have one.”

The New Indian Express quoted Sub Post-Master T R Radha Mani adding, “People always express their happiness when they see an all women-team here.”

One of the employees Sowmya V Agadi (Postal Assistant, Rajaji Nagar) was quoted saying,

“It is really nice to have women as your colleagues with whom you can discuss all your problems. Women fully understand the struggle to maintain the balance between home and work.”

We hope that this initiative gives more women the opportunity to join the workforce and become financially independent.

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