First tribal paramilitary battalion to have 33 pc women

This was conveyed to Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a high-level meeting held to review the functioning of Central Armed Police Forces.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:December 28, 2016 12:50 am

The first ever tribal paramilitary battalion will be ready for training in April 2017 and 33 per cent of its recruits will be women. This was conveyed to Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a high-level meeting held to review the functioning of Central Armed Police Forces on Tuesday.

Senior officers said Singh that the CRPF, for the first time, is raising an exclusive composite tribal battalion by recruiting male and female youths from south Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.

Recruitment is on and is likely to be completed by mid-January. “The recruits will be joining in April 2017 for basic training. This is the first recruitment process in which the CRPF has implemented 33 per cent reservation at constable level recruitment for females,” a statement said.

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