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Two women battalions of Jammu and Kashmir Police being raised

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Srinagar, Jun 13: In a bid to enhance representation of women in police, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has approved raising two women battalions for Jammu and Kashmir Police, an official press release informed today.

It said one battalion each would be raised for Jammu region and Kashmir region.  Sixty percent of posts would be kept reserved for women of 10 border districts — 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 press release informed.

It said 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.

It may be recalled that the announcement of raising two women battalions for Jammu and Kashmir Police was made by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his recent visit to the State on June 7-8, 2018.

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