Jammu, January 24
On the occasion of the National Girl Child Day, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced 15% reservation for women in the non-gazetted posts in the UT police. This decision will further strengthen women empowerment in Jamp;K. The Lieutenant Governor said the 15% reservation was just the beginning and the government was determined and committed to increase it further in the future.
“For women and girls to be agents of change, the Jamp;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,” he said. “This will give due representation to women in the 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,” he added.