Husbands may have to pay homemakers a monthly stipend - September 10, 2012

Women and Child Development Ministry is considering a proposal to have men give homemakers a percentage share of their income.

Women and Child Development Ministry is considering a proposal to have men give homemakers a percentage share of their income. The ministry has conducted surveys and plans to consult various experts and stakeholders to quantify the work that women do and value it through some kind of remuneration out of men’s income. The proposal will be further discussed in a meeting to be held on September 17-18. Women and Child Development Minister Tirath said that this move will lead to socio-economic empowerment of women and the homemakers will most likely spend the allocated income on better food for children, their education, and betterment in standard of living.

Source:www.indianexpress.com, September 10, 2012. “Govt looks at salary for homemakers from husbands”

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