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LG announces 15 pc reservation for women in non-gazetted posts in JKP

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JAMMU: In a landmark decision to further strengthen women empowerment in the Union Territory, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday announced 15 per cent reservation for women in the non-gazetted posts in the Jammu Kashmir Police (JKP).
Making the announcement on the occasion of National Girl Child Day, the Lt Governor added that the 15 per cent 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.
The step of 15 per cent 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. 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 per cent of the total strength of J&K Police and the numbers will increase after the reservation is implemented in future recruitments.

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