Indian Women’s Leadership in the Government Sector

  • Pradeep Kumar Misra
  • Garima Singh
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


The extent to which women in India occupy sufficient and important leadership positions in the government and hold powerful positions in the political system has a direct bearing on the socio-economic and political development of the nation. With this backdrop, we provide a historical review of women’s participation in and contribution to the government sector since Indian independence; present the current political leadership provided by women in India; highlight the initiatives, legislation, and reforms undertaken by the Indian government for promoting women’s leadership in government; discuss the current issues and trends related to women’s leadership in government positions in India; and suggest potential measures to promote and strengthen women’s leadership in the government sector in India.


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  • Pradeep Kumar Misra
    • 1
  • Garima Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Chaudhary Charan Singh UniversityMeerutIndia

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