India ‘to drop’ menstrual forms

The Indian civil service is dropping part of a new appraisal form requiring female employees to detail their menstrual cycles, a top official says. The ministry of personnel says that the decision to delete the controversial part of the form was taken following an intervention by the prime minister. Some female civil servants described the form as grossly insensitive. The questions were reported to have been put in the 2007 appraisal on advice from the health ministry.

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Last Updated: Friday, 13 April 2007, 17:13 GMT 18:13 UK
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