Paris authorities fined nearly Rs 81 lakh for employing 'too many' women in top posts; 'unfair, absurd', says Mayor

In 2018, the City Hall appointed 11 women and 5 men, resulting in just above 30 percent representation for men. A 2013 rule, aimed at gender parity, requires a minimum of 40 percent of appointments for each gender

Press Trust of India December 17, 2020 18:18:08 IST
Paris authorities fined nearly Rs 81 lakh for employing 'too many' women in top posts; 'unfair, absurd', says Mayor

File image of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo. AP

Paris: Paris city hall has been fined 90,000 euros (nearly Rs 81 lakh) for having appointed too many women to top positions in 2018, in breach of a law aimed at ensuring gender balance.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo denounced the fine as “unfair” and “absurd” on Tuesday during a meeting of the city council.

In 2018, 11 women and 5 men — who represent just over 30 percent — were appointed to top positions in the Paris city hall, leading the Civil Service Ministry to impose the fine.

A 2013 law, meant to ensure that women get better access to senior jobs in the civil service, requires a minimum of 40 percent of appointments for each gender.

Since then, the law has been changed to provide for exceptions to nominations when the gender balance is respected overall.

In Paris city hall, 47 percent of all civil servants in senior positions are women.

“Yes, we need to promote women with determination and vigor because everywhere, France is still lagging behind (on that issue),” Hidalgo said.

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