Women power will be increased by 15% in CRPF and CISF
Source :NewsBharati   Date :08-Jan-2019

New Delhi, Jan 8: Women representation in the Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) and Central Industrial Security Force(CISF) will be made 15 per cent while it will be five per cent in BSF, ITBP and SSB, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said in Lok Sabha today.

"Our target is to increase the women 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 central government has been working for enhancement of women representation in the constabulary of paramilitary forces.

He said directions have been given to all the paramilitary forces to bring a percentage of woman in the forces to 5 per cent.

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

In 1992, the Indian Army began inducting women officers in non-medical roles. On 19 January 2007, the United Nations first all-female peacekeeping force made up of 105 Indian policewomen was deployed to Liberia.