Forget George Orwell. This one may have been an elaborate April Fools joke. But maybe the Government of India is the fool.
Women civil servants in India have expressed shock at new appraisal rules which require them to reveal details of their menstrual cycles. Under the new nationwide requirements, female officials also have to say when they last sought maternity leave….
Women officers must write down their “detailed menstrual history and history of LMP [last menstrual period] including date of last confinement [maternity leave],” the form says.
Wtf! What’s next? Similar questions at the immigration counter? I suddenly am divinely glad I didn’t follow all the suggestions for applying to the Indian Civil Service. You know what? Even Orwell couldn’t have come up with this!