With a view to enhancing representation of women in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the 33 percent posts at Constable level for being filled up by women.
The 33 percent reservation of Constable level posts in CRPF & CISF and 14-15 percent posts at Constable level in border guarding forces i.e. BSF, SSB & ITBP will start immediately to begin with. This reservation would be horizontal.
The Committee on Empowerment of Women in its Sixth Report had recommended urgent need to provide due representation to women in paramilitary forces.