September 17, 2021

Quota For Women In Paramilitary Forces

Indian women soldiers march down Rajpath, a ceremonial boulevard that runs from Indian President's palace to war memorial India Gate, during the full dress rehearsal ahead of Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. U.S President Barack Obama will be the chief guest during this year's parade which will be held on Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

The government took a very important to improve gender equality issues in paramilitary forces by approving reservation for women. In central paramilitary forces like CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), have 33% reservation for women at the constable rank. In addition to that, border forces BSF (Border Security Force), SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) and ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) have 15% quota for women.

In these military forces, the total number of military personnel present are around nine lakh and out of that only 20,000 women are present. Home minister Rajnath Singh took the decision and the home ministry released a statement saying, “With a view to enhance representation of women in central armed police forces, home minister Rajnath Singh has approved 33% posts at constable level for being filled up by women”. This decision was in favour of empowerment of women in paramilitary forces. CRPF is considered as the largest paramilitary force in the world has 6300 women in it’s ranking. CRPF is deployed during issues like law and order and anti-naxal activities.


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