Srinagar: The State Administrative Council (SAC) accorded sanction to the raising of two Border Battalions one each for Jammu and Kashmir regions, along-with the creation of 2014 posts of various ranks.
The 1402 posts of Constables available in these two Border Battalions would be filled from amongst the youth residing within 0-10 KM from IB/LoC. The remaining 600 posts will be filled by recruitment from across the State.
The decision of establishment of two Border Police Battalions will positively impact upon the lives of thousands of youth residing in border areas of the State. The residents of border areas have been highlighting the issue of their under-representation in the State Police Force and have persistently demanded raising of adequate number of Border Police Battalions, with a provision of exclusive recruitment for the border residents.
The SAC further directed the Home Department to complete the recruitment to these Border Battalions through a transparent recruitment process within the next six months and the status be placed before the SAC then. Funds to the tune of Rs 162 Crore, shall be made available for creating the requisite infrastructure for these Battalions and another Rs 36 Crore shall be required annually for meeting the recurring expenses towards salary etc.