Kathmandu, December 6, 2016: The applications coming from women folks for a career in the civil service at the Public Service Commission (PSC) have overtaken that of men although the latter continues to maintain its domination in terms of selection of candidates.
The womenâ€™s applications are seven per cent more than that of the total applications submitted by men, Commissionâ€™s Under Secretary, Gita Humagain shared.
In the fiscal year 2015/16, of the total of 595,031 candidates for 13,112 vacant posts, 53.5 per cent applications were that of women. A total of 318,503 women applied for the posts compared to 275,877 men, which amounted to 46.5 per cent only.
There are more posts opening up for women than for men. The women candidates can apply for both open and reserved position, which is the reason their number is higher, Humangain shared. â€œWomen can apply for any posts,â€ she said, adding â€œthe post of staff nurse, midwife and assistant women development inspectors are only for women.â€
Since the fiscal year 2014/15 female applicants have increased as compared to male. The number of applications from the Madhesi and other marginalized communities is also continuing to surge every year. But men continue to remain ahead of women during the selection of the candidates.
Of the total applicants, 62 per cent of men as compared to 38 per cent of women candidates were selected for appointment.
The Commission receives the highest applications from the central development region which stands at 28.8 per cent and only 9.6 per cent from far- western region, which is the lowest. 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.
The applications that pour into the PSC come mostly from 10 different communities in the country. It includes Bhramins, Chhetri, Magar, Tharu, Yadav, Newar, Rai, Tamang, Teli and Dalit. There are more applicants among those speaking Nepali, Newari, Maithili, Tharu and Bhojpuri.