The Union Home affairs ministry would bear  expenditure of Rs 105 crore for raising  two women battalions of J&K Police.

The announcement was made  by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his two-day visit to the State on June 7 and 8.

The MHA has approved raising of two women battalions one each for Jammu and Kashmir region.

60% per cent of posts in the two battalions would be reserved for women of 10 border districts of the State.

Border district  are: Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Poonch, Rajouri, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara, Kargil and Leh.

The recruitment process would be completed by J&K hovernment within one year.

The one-time fund requirement for raising these two women battalions would be borne by the GoI

J&K Govt will bear recurring expenses towards salary etc

Home minister on his visit had announced that 9 police battalions will be raised in state  including two exclusively for women.

Apart from these, two battalions of men will be exclusively raised from the youth of border areas.

In five other Indian Reserve Police (IRP) battalions, there will be reservation of 60 per cent for the border youth.


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