LG announces 15% reservation for women in non-gazetted posts in JK Police
“Girl child to be empowered with opportunities”
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced 15% reservation for women in non-gazetted posts in J&K Police.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha while making the announcement on Twitter, said the decision was “just the beginning” saying the government was “determined and committed to increase it further in the future”.
“On #NationalGirlChildDay, approved 15% reservation for women in non-gazetted posts of @JmuKmrPolice. This is just the beginning. We are determined and committed to increase it further in the future, ” he said.
“For women and girls to be agents of change, J&K government is committed to ensure Nari Shaktis’ social and economic empowerment while redressing long-standing inequalities to build a more just and resilient society,” he said in the tweet.
The Lt Governor added that the 15% reservation is just the beginning and the government is determined and committed to increase it further in the future.
“For women and girls to be agents of change, J&K government is committed to ensure Nari Shaktis’ social and economic empowerment while redressing long-standing inequalities to build a more just and resilient society”, the Lt Governor said.
On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced 15% reservation for Women in the non-gazetted posts in the Jammu Kashmir Police, an official spokesman said, adding, this landmark decision will further strengthen women empowerment in J&K UT.
The step of 15 % reservation for women in JKP will give due representation to women in Police force and will ensure the availability of sufficient women personnel to engage exclusively in the matter of gender-based crimes. The move will lay the foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable society, the spokesman said.
He said that despite several assurances before 2019, the matter of reservation for women in J&K Police was never addressed. At present, without any exclusive reservation, women constitute 3% of the total strength of J&K Police and the numbers will increase after the reservation is implemented in future recruitments.
Earlier, saluting daughters of the country for their accomplishments in various fields on National Girl Child Day, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday called for securing equal rights for every girl child and empowering them with opportunities.
Sinha asked people to make collective efforts to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child and provide support and opportunities to girls.
“Let us reiterate our commitment towards securing equal rights for every girl child, empowering them with opportunities for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable society”, Sinha said in a tweet.
“I salute the daughters of the nation for their accomplishments in various fields. They are also the backbone of our healthcare system fighting the global pandemic”, the LG said.
He said it is our social and moral responsibility to increase awareness on the importance of girls’ education, and their health and nutrition.
The efforts put in by all those working towards empowering the girl child are commendable, the Lt Governor said.
The National Girl Child Day is being observed on January 24 with an objective to generate awareness about the rights of girl child and spread the message on the importance of their education, health and nutrition.