Srinagar: Government of India has approved the creation of two women battalions for Jammu and Kashmir police.
“Each battalion would be raised for Jammu 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. (Sic)”
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 Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir.
The initiative of raising of two women Battalions for Jammu and Kashmir Police was announced by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit to the State on June 7-8, 2018, a statement said.