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Women quota in CRPF, CISF to be made 15 per cent

The Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women had given recommendations, based on which the directions were issued
Union minister Kiren Rijiju said the central government has been working for the enhancement of women's representation in the constabulary of paramilitary forces.

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 08.01.19, 08:30 AM

Women's representation in the CRPF and CISF will be made 15 per cent while it will be 5 per cent in the BSF, ITBP and SSB, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday.

Rijiju said in the Lok Sabha that the central government has been working for the enhancement of women's representation in the constabulary of paramilitary forces.

'Our target is to increase women's representation to 15 per cent in the CRPF and CISF and 5 per cent in BSF, ITBP and SSB,' he said during the Question Hour.

The minister said the Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women had given recommendations in its sixth report, based on which directions were issued to all paramilitary forces to bring the percentage of women in the forces.

On January 5, 2016, it had been decided that 33 per cent posts at the constable level would be reserved for women in the CRPF and the CISF to begin with, and 14-15 per cent posts at the constable level in the BSF, SSB and ITBP in a phased manner, Rijiju said.

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