Enhancement Of Representation Of Women In CAPFs Approved

The Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh in a group photograph at the 7th National Conference on Women in Police, at CRPF Academy, in Kadarpur, Gurgaon on January 06, 2016.
The Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh in a group photograph at the 7th National Conference on Women in Police, at CRPF Academy, in Kadarpur, Gurgaon on January 06, 2016.

Central Armed Police Forces

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): With a view to enhancing representation of women in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Union Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh has approved the 33 per cent posts at Constable level for being filled up by women.

The 33 per cent reservation of Constable level posts in CRPF & CISF and 14-15 per cent posts at Constable level in border guarding forces i.e. , BSF, SSB & ITBP will start immediately to begin with. This reservation would be horizontal.

The Committee on Empowerment of Women in its Sixth Report (Recommendation No.84) of the (2010-11) had recommended urgent need to provide due representation to women in paramilitary forces.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

Doruvu Paul Jagan Babu

International Correspondent for The Yellow Press

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