Congress to reserve 30 percent posts for women

by Jan 20, 2013

Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress will set up a legal cell for redressal of women's grievances, and will reserve 30 percent positions at all levels for them, said the declaration adopted by the party here Sunday.

"We will set up women's grievance redressal and legal cell within the party. We will ensure 30 percent reservations for women at every level of party," said the declaration adopted by the AICC.

The party will launch a nationwide campaign on the issue and mainstream gender issues, it said.

The declaration also said the party will take all steps to ensure women's safety and will expedite measures like an helpline in all major towns and cities for prompt action.

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