Srinagar: In a significant decision meant to benefit the youth in particular residing near the International Border and line of control, the State Administrative Council 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.
In a statement issued here 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.
It stated the funds to the tune of Rs 162 Crore, be made available for creating the requisite infrastructure for the battalions and another 36 Crore shall be required annually for meeting the recurring expenses towards salary etc.