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Union Government reserves 33% posts of women constables in CAPFs

The Union Government has reserved 33 per cent posts of Constables for women in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to enhance their representation.

The proposal in this regard was approved by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and shall come into effect with immediate effect.

Key facts

  • To begin with, 33 per cent of posts of Constables will be reserved for women in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
  • While, 14-15 per cent posts in the Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) will be reserved for women.

Background

This horizontal reservation for women comes in lines with the recommendation of Committee on Empowerment of Women. The committee had recommended urgent need to provide proper representation to women in paramilitary forces.

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