Centre sends advisory to states to recruit 33 percent women in police forces
The Central Government has issued an advisory asking that steps be taken so that 33% of the workforce in police forces are constituted by women. The advisory has been sent to all the states, union territories and central armed police forces. Presently, only 1.99% of the personnel in the paramilitary forces are women. The government aims to increase this number in the next 10 years.