KUALA LUMPUR: The number of women employees in the public sector, especially in the top management, management and professional groups had increased last year compared to 2015.
The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) said the number of women in the top management group rose to 35.8 per cent from 35.2 per cent out of the total number of civil servants.
While for the management and professional group, the number of women had increased to 66.5 per cent last year compared to 65.3 per cent in the previous year.
“However, for the implementer group, the number of women civil servants had declined to 51.6 per cent last year compared to 52 per cent in 2015,” said the ministry in a written reply to Er Teck Hwa (DAP-Bakri) at the Dewan Rakyat sitting yesterday.
Er had wanted to know the number of women employees in the public sector, government-linked companies, and in the private sector in each state for the year of 2015 and 2016.
At the state level, the ministry said that Sabah recorded the highest number of women civil servants at 106,440 or 64.5 per cent of the total number of civil servants. --BERNAMA