Srinagar: Ministry of Home Affairs has approved raising two women battalions for Jammu and Kashmir Police within one year.
According to the statement issued by the federal government, one battalion each 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,” the statement read.
“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 statement added.
“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 (GOI) and the recurring expenses towards salary, etc. would be borne by state government of Jammu and Kashmir,” the government said.