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53% of top Indian companies have a male to female employee ratio of 10:1 or worse, study claims

Around 53 per cent of top Indian companies have a male to female employee ratio of 10:1 or worse and 70 per cent of the top firms have less than one per cent of employees with disability, a study by a think-tank



The study noted that only 39 out of the top 300 Indian companies have "proactively disclosed" having employees from Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Other Backward Classes (OBC) groups.Data of 300 out of the top 500 BSE-listed companies in India was analysed for the study by Corporate Responsibility Watch (CRW), a think-tank consisting of 14 civil society organisations.The entire north-east received only Rs 29.9 crores of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)


The study noted that only 39 out of the top 300 Indian companies have "proactively disclosed" having employees from Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Other Backward Classes (OBC) groups. Data of 300 out of the top 500 BSE-listed companies in India was analysed for the study by Corporate Responsibility Watch (CRW), a think-tank consisting of 14 civil society organisations.


"The entire north-east received only Rs 29.9 crores of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Funds, while Maharashtra is leading in terms of fund receipts with Rs 2,482.75 crore," the study claimed.According to government data, in 2014-15, as many as 16,785 companies shelled out Rs 10,065 crore towards CSR activities. The study showed "startling data that presents a strong bias against the disabled and women".





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