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Women representation in CRPF, CISF to be made 15 pc

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Women representation in the CRPF and CISF will be made 15 per cent while it will be five per cent in BSF, and SSB, said Tuesday.

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

"Our target is to increase the women representation to 15 per cent in the CRPF and CISF and 5 per cent in BSF, and SSB," he said during the Question Hour.

The said in compliance of recommendations given by in its sixth report, directions were issued to all paramilitary forces to bring percentage of women in the forces to 5 per cent.

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

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 13:40 IST