Female civil servants in India are furious with new government guidelines that force them to list intimate details, including their menstrual history, on appraisal forms.
Among questions about goals and skills, the latest appraisal form asks female civil servants questions such as "When was your last menstrual period?" or "Give details of your menstrual history".
All civil servants routinely undergo health checks, but details of the tests are not supposed to be part of their appraisals.
The form says "all female officers" must list details of their last maternity leave.
"This is insensitive. We feel strongly about this," said Seema Vyas, a civil servant in Maharashtra.
In Mumbai, women plan to complain to the Government, seeking the questions' removal.