Figures by the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission show that the participation of women in civil service has increased to 27 percent last year while it was 5.3 percent in 2017.
The commission expects that women’s participation in civil service would reach 30 percent by the end of this year. Currently, women’s participation in the civil service is 27.3 percent.
The figures show that civil service has witnessed a five percent increase in women’s share in the past year.
While releasing the Annual Activity Report, Ahmad Nader Nadery, head of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission, said that 1397 (2018) was the best year for women in Afghanistan in terms of their participation in civil service.
Nadery said the key factors behind this sharp rise is that there is transparency in the recruitment of the employees.
“Because of the growing capacity among women of the country, transparency in the recruitment paved the way for 5.33 percent increase,” said Nadery.
“The written test is carried out electronically,” said one candidate for civil service Matiurrahman Karimi.
Saadia Barez, a job applicant who has been called for an interview after 45 days, said the appointment process is transparent.
“I don’t know about other candidates, but I am fully satisfied with my written test,” said Barez.
Afghanistan has 62 civil service institutions with 424,000 employees.