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Women only 2 pc of total paramilitary hiring

Women personnel and officers constituted a mere 2 per cent of the more than two lakh troopers recruited by paramilitary forces in the last three years and in the initial few months of 2013, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.



New Delhi: Women personnel and officers constituted a mere 2 per cent of the more than two lakh troopers recruited by paramilitary forces in the last three years and in the initial few months of 2013, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

While 20,73,48 personnel were recruited by the central police forces between 2010-13, the number for women stood at 4,733, which is about two per cent of the total induction, as per figures mentioned in a written reply by Minister of State for Home RPN Singh.

The recruitments were made in various ranks in forces like CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and Assam Rifles.

PTI

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