New Delhi, Sept. 9 (PTI): Homemakers may soon start getting monthly salaries from their husbands with the government mulling a proposal which would make it mandatory for men to share a certain percentage of their income with their wives who stay back and do household chores.
The proposal is being considered by women and child development ministry for socio-economic empowerment of homemakers.
“Whenever we ask housewives what they do, most of them say they do nothing. So we feel that a mechanism can be devised to quantify and calculate the value of work that they do for their families. It will give a more socially empowered identity to these women,” women and child development minister Krishna Tirath said.
She said the idea would be discussed in a meeting to be held with ministers of various states on September 17 and 18.