Women Representation In CRPF, CISF To Be Made 15 Percent

Women representation in the CRPF and CISF will consist of 15 percent while it will be five percent in BSF, ITBP, and SSB, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said Tuesday.

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

“Our aim is to increase the women representation to 15 percent in the CRPF and CISF and 5 percent in BSF, ITBP, and SSB,” he said during the Question Hour.

The minister alleged in compliance of recommendations given by Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women in its sixth report, directions were issued to all paramilitary forces to bring the percentage of women in the forces to 5 percent.

On January 5, 2016, it was confirmed to reserve 33 percent posts at constable level for women in the CRPF and CISF, to begin with, and 14-15 percent posts at constable level in border guarding forces like BSF, SSB, and ITBP in a phased manner, he said.

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