Ensure dignity of homemakers
The Supreme Court has made a historic remark in favor of homemakers when it was hearing a compensation claim of a motor accident case. The Court stated that the conception that housewives do not work or do not add economic value to the household is “problematic” and needs to be overcome.
The ruling pointed out that according to the 2011 Census, nearly 159.85 million women stated that “household work” was their main occupation, as compared to only 5.79 million men.
The Court said that a homemaker’s notional income must be determined by Courts keeping in mind the number of women engaged in this activity, and the value of their efforts, service, and sacrifices. This is a praiseworthy move to ensure social equality and dignity of homemakers. Society should come forward to offer full participation for women in every sector.
Amit Singh Kushwaha, Satna (MP)