New Delhi, June 13(KMW): To enhance the representation of women in the State Police, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has approved raising two women Battalions for Jammu and Kashmir Police. One battalion each would be raised for Jammu region and Kashmir region. 60% of posts would be kept reserved for women of 10 border districts namely, Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Poonch, Rajouri, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara, Kargil and Leh. This will provide direct employment to over two thousand (2014) deserving women in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
The recruitment process would be completed by the State Government within one year. The one-time fund requirement on account of Buildings, Mobility, Arms and Ammunition, etc. to the extent of Rs. 105 crore for raising of these two women Battalions of J&K Police would be borne by the Government of India and the recurring expenses towards salary, etc. would be borne by State Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
This may be recalled that the initiative of raising of two women Battalions for Jammu and Kashmir Police was announced by the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh during his visit to the State on June 7-8, 2018.