Women changing discourse in J&K; to get 15% reservation in Police recruitment

Women changing discourse in J&K; to get 15% reservation in Police recruitment
Women cops of J&K Police during a parade in Srinagar. [Representational Picture]Twitter/ @JmuKmrPolice

Jammu: J&K government has directed for horizontal reservation for women candidates to the extent of 15 percent of the vacancies in direct recruitment in non-gazetted ranks of the police department.

The quota, however, will not be carried forward to the subsequent year, in case suitable women available candidates are not available

As per a notification issued by J&K Home Department, reservation has been accorded by the government in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of Section 43 of the Police Act, 1983, by virtue of an insertion after rule 172 of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Rules, 1960, as “rule 172-A.”

Rule 172-A dealing with “Reservation of vacancies for women” will read as: “Horizontal reservation to the extent of 15 percent of the vacancies in direct recruitment shall be earmarked for women candidates in non-gazetted ranks. The quota so reserved shall not be carried forward to the subsequent year, in case suitable women available candidates are not available.”

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