Gujarati women line up to become bus conductors Mahesh Trivedi / 20 April 2013 AHMEDABAD - As many as 1,335 women applied for the post of conductors for the Gujarat government-run buses after the Narendra Modi administration decided to reserve 30 per cent of jobs in all sectors for the fairer sex. The Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation, which has 12,000 conductors, has just selected 181 of these applicants and they will be handed over their appointment letters next week. A corporation official told Khaleej Times that vacancies for 119 more posts of female ST bus conductors would be advertised soon, adding that the women would be given duty on buses on routes near their residential areas but their working hours would be same as those for males. Once the 300 women join duty, the corporation will launch a helpline next month. Two years ago, the corporation had appointed seven Class XII-pass tribal women as bus conductors in southâ€¨Gujarat. Gujarati women line up to become bus conductors - Khaleej Times *** Giving doles to a Kalavati here or there will not empower them. Give them job opportunities like in Gujarat.