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Strength of women personnel in CAPFs – Loksabha QA

State/UT-wise Actual strength of women personnel in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) & Relaxations in Recruitment – Loksabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 304

TO BE ANSWERED ON
THE 19TH NOVEMBER, 2019/
KARTIKA 28, 1941 (SAKA)

STRENGTH OF WOMEN PERSONNEL IN CAPFs

304. SHRIMATI VANGA GEETHA VISWANATH:

SHRI N. REDDEPPA:

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the actual strength of women personnel in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), State-wise;

(b) whether the Government is giving more incentives to women while recruiting them to encourage them; and

(c) the special recruitment drives conducted and enrolment in this regard along with the response received so far?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI NITYANAND RAI)

(a) The State/UT-wise strength of women personnel in CAPFs is at Annexure-I.

(b) & (c) The details are at Annexure-II.

No special recruitment drive have been conducted for female candidates.

ANNEXURE –I

No. Name of State/UT Strength of Women
CRPF BSF CISF ITBP SSB TOTAL
1 Andaman & Nicobar 8 1 9
2 Andhra Pradesh 419 115 446 38 63 1081
3 Arunachal Pradesh 15 5 12 6 9 47
4 Assam 322 234 471 50 146 1223
5 Bihar 692 405 978 140 204 2419
6 Chandigarh 2 5 2 7 2 18
7 Chhattisgarh 395 86 216 20 28 745
8 Delhi 256 114 243 41 43 697
9 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 1 1
10 Daman & Diu
11 Goa 1 1 2 4
12 Gujarat 177 109 156 34 23 499
13 Haryana 321 176 361 125 132 1115
14 Himachal Pradesh 107 45 91 105 31 379
15 Jammu & Kashmir 142 138 151 27 28 486
16 Jharkhand 314 150 436 70 54 1024
17 Karnataka 233 137 206 38 25 639
18 Kerala 418 120 288 45 46 917
19 Ladakh 11 10 12 11 44
20 Lakshadweep
21 Madhya Pradesh 275 198 353 55 67 948
22 Maharashtra 391 193 414 70 71 1139
23 Manipur 217 108 126 26 139 616
24 Meghalaya 2 13 18 1 34
25 Mizoram 7 14 7 6 34
26 Nagaland 9 8 36 7 60
27 Odisha 389 156 415 46 52 1058
28 Puducherry 2 2 1 5
29 Punjab 237 842 187 127 48 1441
30 Rajasthan 452 290 457 120 128 1447
31 Sikkim 1 3 6 6 16
32 Tamilnadu 269 94 236 28 28 655
33 Telangana 70 163 9 5 247
34 Tripura 30 39 46 2 4 121
35 Uttar Pradesh 1103 505 1231 341 408 3588
36 Uttarakhand 200 104 149 370 77 900
37 West Bengal 443 809 721 81 168 2222
GRAND TOTAL 7922 5216 8639 2041 2060 25878

ANNEXURE –II

(i) In compliance of recommendations given by Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women in its sixth report, directions were issued to all CAPFs on 31.05.2011 to bring percentage of women in the forces to 5%.

(ii) On 05.01.2016 it has been decided to reserve 33% posts at Constable level for being filled up by women in CRPF & CISF to begin with and 14-15% posts at Constable level in border guarding forces i.e. BSF, SSB & ITBP. This reservation would be horizontal.

(iii) Recruitment is being conducted by making wide publicity through print/electronic media.

(iv) All female candidates have been exempted from payment of application fee.

(v) Standard for Physical Standard Test (PST) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for all female candidates for recruitment in CAPFs is lesser in comparison to Male candidates.

(vi) Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for female candidates for the post of Constable(General Duty) is 1.6 kms in 8 1/8 minutes in place of 5 kms for male.

Source: Loksabha

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