Women Reservation In Jammu Kashmir Police Up to 15%: LG Manoj Sinha

Women Reservation In Jammu Kashmir Police, J K Women Reservation
On the occasion of the National Girl Child Day, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced 15 percent reservation for women in the non-gazetted posts in Jammu Kashmir Police. This is to strengthen women empowerment in the Union Territory.

LG Sinha also said that they are looking to increase the reservation soon. He tweeted, “On #NationalGirlChildDay, approved 15% reservation for women in non-gazetted posts of @JmuKmrPolice. This is just the beginning. We are determined and committed to increase it further in the future.”

He also said, “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.”

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Reportedly, this increase in representation for women will ensure the availability of sufficient women personnel to oversee matters relating to gender-based crime. A similar kind of assurance on reserving roles for women in Jammu Kashmir Police was given in 2019 but it was never addressed.

Women Reservation In Jammu Kashmir Police Up to 15%

The percentage of women in the police is reportedly three percent of the total strength of J&K police. The sole hope for this reservation is to see this number increase in future. The government spokesperson told The Outlook, “Despite several assurances before 2019, the matter of reservation for women in J&K Police has never been addressed. At present without any exclusive reservation, women constitute three percent of the total strength of J&K Police and the number will increase after reservation is implemented in future recruitments.”

According to The Week, the J&K Police is generating the highest employment in the Union Territory. Moreover, the size of the police has increased since the start of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. Reportedly, they are considered as the eyes and ears of the security forces because of their intelligence network and use of technology.

The non gazetted employees fall under Group D, which was formerly called Class IV. They do not have personal authority to issue an official stamp on behalf of the government.

LG Sinha is an Indian politician, who in the past has served as the Minister of State for Communication and Minister of State for Railways in the Government of India.