India, the gender pay gap is one of the

officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area,
the populous country (with over
1.2 billion people), As it is clear the population in India
is very high as result of that, there are lots of people are looking for jobs
to continue in the life, so the gender pay gap is one of the biggest challenges
for the government in India.   In an
agricultural country like India more than 40% of the 500 million women who live
in the rural areas are involved in agriculture and farming related activities
but most of these women are not given the status of a farmer, thereby denying
them of various government schemes and benefits. “If India cannot give the
millions of people entering the job market employment, anger will increase, and
it has the potential to derail what has been built so far,” Rahul Gandhi,
heir-apparent to the main opposition Indian National Congress party, said in a
speech at the University of California, Berkeley, on Sept. 11. “That will
be catastrophic for India and the world beyond it.”

According to the 2017 report, India has closed
67% of its gender gap, but its greatest challenges are in the economic
participation and opportunities for women, where the country is ranked 139. “On
average, 66% of women’s work in India is unpaid, compared to 12% of men’s,” the
report said

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As with most things in India, the perceptions in
this case of gender equality, do not always match reality because many reasons
like traditions and culture. – Traditionally a caste society with roots in
Hinduism, Indian culture places a high importance on authority and status.
Communication between levels is relatively closed so valuable insight or
suggestions from employees in lower positions will rarely be shared with their
superiors. Without understanding the complexity of Indian attitudes to
authority and how they impact business, organisations doing business in India
will struggle to implement change as quickly as necessary, and fail to harness
the experience and value of its employees.




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