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WOMEN IN CAPF: Strength rank & force-wise, proposal to increase strength & steps taken to encourage the recruitment of women

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO 110

ANSWERED ON 15.07.2014

WOMEN IN CAPF

110 . Shri RAMACHANDRAN MULLAPPALLY
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) the total strength of women personnel in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), rank and force-wise;

(b) whether the Government has any proposal to increase the strength of women personnel in CAPF;

(c) if so, the details thereof including the steps taken to encourage the recruitment of women personnel in CAPF;

(d) whether the Government proposes to conduct a special recruitment drive for women in this regard; and

(e) if so, the details thereof along with the number of posts reserved for women in the forces?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI KIREN RIJIJU)

(a) to (e): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 110 FOR 15.07.2014

(a): As indicated by the Central Armed Police Forces, the total number of women personnel in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) as on date is under:

Name of the Force Posted Strength of Women
ARs 474
BSF 2640
CISF 5972
CRPF 5912
ITBP 1118
SSB 1182
TOTAL 17298
Rank-wise and force-wise breakup of the women personnel posted in CAPFs is at Annexure-I.

(b) & (c): Based on the recommendations given by Parliamentary Standing Committee on Empowerment of Women in its Sixth Report, and the functional requirement of CAPFs, directions have been issued to all CAPFs to bring the percentage of women personnel in the forces to 5%. The Government has received the following proposals from CAPFs to increase the strength of women:-

Force Status of proposal
CRPF (i) 4 Mahila Battalions (Bns) have been sanctioned to
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) out of which 3 have been raised. 4th
Bn is under raising in 2014-15.
(ii) Conversion of 2 General Duty (GD) Battalions (Bns) to
be raised in the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 into Mahila (Women)
Battalions. In principle approval for the same has been conveyed vide
MHA UO No.II-27012/45/2013-PF-III dated 11.03.2014.
(iii) Increasing the operational strength of women personnel
by 15% in the Mahila Bns and Mahila RAF contingents in the Central
Reserve Police Force (CRPF) by creating 806 posts.
SSB Proposal for recruitment of 2772 Mahila
personnel during the year 2014-15 to 2017-18.
BSF Recruitment of 3000 women is in progress in
BSF
 ITBP Government has sanctioned 35 Mahila
Platoons for ITBP.
Assam Rifles Government has approved the proposal of
Assam Rifles to fill up 5% of the sanctioned strength of total Riflemen
(GD) by women candidates.

The steps taken to encourage the recruitment of women personnel and welfare on post recruitment in CAPFs are given at statement at Annexure-II.

(d) & (e): The recruitment in the CAPFs is being conducted through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for Group ‘A’ posts. While some cadres are gender neutral, in other cadres the vacancies for women are projected to these agencies as per the operational/functional requirements.

ANNEXURE-I 

DETAILS OF WOMEN STRENGTH OF ASSAM RIFLES

Sl. No. Rank No. of Personnel posted
1. Medical Officer 16
2. Account Officer/Record Officer/Civil Gazetted Officer 06
3. Senior Accountant/Superintendent 11
4. Upper Division Assistant/Clerk 04
5. Sister 48
6. Staff Nurse 64
7. Hindi Translator (Gd.I) 01
8. Hindi Translator (Gd.II) 01
9. Senior Teacher 08
10. Hindi Teacher 09
11. Midwife /Auxiliary Nurse 20
12. Veterinary Field Assistant 01
13. Female Assistant 94
14. Aya 94
15. Female Safai 70
16. Hindi Typist 03
17. Junior Teacher 23
18. Draftsmen 01
474

DETAILS OF WOMEN STRENGTH OF BORDER SECURITY FORCE

Sl.No. Rank No. of Personnel posted
01 CMO(SG) 22
02 CMO 09
03 SMO 10
04 MO 15
05 Specialist Grade-1 01
06 GD MO & Specialist (On contractual) 23
07 SplGde-II (Jr Scale) 04
08 AC/Dental 01
09 AC/Matron 02
10 SM/Sister-in-charge 09
11 Insp/Nursing Sister            26
12 Insp/Jr Dietician 02
13 SI/Staff Nurse 138
14 SI/Blood Bank Tech 01
15 ASI/Pharmacist 38
16 ASI/LT 03
17 ASI/ECG 01
18 HC/ANM 04
19 HC/ANM/Nurse 16
20 HC/Lab Technician/ Assistant 02
21 HC/Radiographer 01
22 CT/Ward Girl 10
23 CT/Kahar 03
24 CT/Aya 14
25 CT/SafaiKaramchari 13
26 Peon 02
27 INSP (PA) 04
28 SI (STENO) 31
29 ASI (STENO) 10
30 SI (MIN) 49
31 ASI(MIN) 83
32 HC(MIN) 150
33 CONST (DAFTRY) 70
34 SO        03
35 SENIOR PS/PS 03
36 ASSISTANT 06
37 STENO GD-II 03
38 UDC/LDC 01
39 CT/DAFTRY 10
40 Law Cadre 02
41 DC(Civil) 01
42 ASI / Draftsman 01
43 SI(JAM)  Air Wing 01
44 ASI (AAM/ARM)/AIR WING 08
45 CT/PEON 12
46 CT/FRASH 03
47 CT/SWPR 04
48 SUB INSPECTOR (MAHILA) 35
49 CONST (MAHILA) 1780
Total 2640



DETAILS OF WOMEN STRENGTH OF CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY FORCE

Sl.No. Rank No. of Personnel posted
1. DIG 05
2. Sr. Commandant 08
3. Commandant 06
4. Dy. Commandant 02
5. Asstt. Commandant 16
6. CMO (SG)/ Med Officer 01
7. CMO / Med Officer 01
8. Sr. M.O. 01
9. Med Officer 01
10. Assistant / Civilian 02
11. Inspector /Executive 56
12. Inspector/Steno 08
13. Sub Inspector /Executive 594
14. Sub Inspector (Min) 72
15. Sub Inspector /Steno 38
16. Sub Inspector/ Staff Nurse 01
17. Asstt Sub Inspector /Executive 228
18. Asstt. Sub Inspector/Ministerial 43
19. Asstt. Sub Inspector/Steno 14
20. Asstt. Sub Inspector /Pharmacist 07
21. Asstt. Sub Inspector/ X-Ray Technician 01
22. HC/Executive 05
23. HC/Fire 01
24. HC/Ministerial 34
25. HC/GD 195
26. Constable /Nursing Asstt 14
27. Constable /GD 4434
28. Constable /Cook 34
29. Constable/WC 78
30. Constable / W M 02
31. Constable/Sweeper 09
32. Constable/Tailor 47
33. Constable/Nur Orderly 01
34. Constable/Ward Boy 03
35. Sr Hindi Translator/ Civilian 01
36. Draftsman/ Woman/ Civilian 01
37. Pharmacist / Civilian 01
38. Jr Hini Translator/ Civilian 01
39. P.S. /Civilian 02
40. Steno Grade-1/Civilian 03
41. Trainee/Trainee 01
42. Total 5972

DETAILS OF WOMEN STRENGTH OF CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE

Sl No. Rank No. of Personnel posted
01 DIG 06
02 COMMANDANT 03
03 2-I/C 09
04 DY COMDT 51
05 ASSTT COMDT 95
06 ASSTTCOMDT(MIN) 04
07 IG (Medical) 01
08 DIG (Medical) 01
09 MEDICAL OFFICERS 88
10 MATRON 01
11 SM/GD 03
12 INSP/GD 63
13 SI/GD 162
14 ASI/GD 292
15 HC/GD 428
16 CT/GD 3069
17 HC/TLR 05
18 CT/TLR 28
19 CT/BUG 76
20 CT/MALI 07
21 CT/PTR 06
22 CT/Cook 109
23 CT/WC 66
24 CT/WMan 26
25 CT/BB 27
26 CT/SK 72
27 SM/Sister In Charge 15
28 Insp/Sister-In-Charge 49
29 Insp/Junior Dietician 04
30 SI/Staff Nurse 184
31 SI/Pharmacist 04
32 SI/Physiotherapist 01
33 SI/Blood Bank Tech 01
34 ASI/Physiotherapist 07
35 ASI/Pharmacist 69
36 ASI/ECG Tech 01
37 ASI/OT Tech 03
38 ASI/Dental Tech 02
39 ASI/Lab Tech 03
40 HC/Nursing Asst 30
41 HC/Lab Asstt. / Lab Tech 02
42 CT/Nursing Asst 35
43 CT/WARD BOY 09
44 CT/Ayah 01
45 CT/HOSPITAL Cook 06
46 CT/Masalchi 03
47 CT/HOSPITAL S/K 13
48 CT/HOSPITAL W/C 01
49 INSP/RADIO  OPERATOR 01
50 SI/RADIO OPERATOR 15
51 ASI/RADIO OPERATOR 04
52 HC/RADIO OPERATOR 23
53 SM/OS[MIN] 02
54 SM/ST 02
55 INSP(MIN) 38
56 INSP(ST) 18
57 INSP(HT) 01
58 SI(MIN) 191
59 SI/STENO        01
60 ASI/ST 02
61 ASI(MIN) 138
62 HC(MIN) 233
63 Ct /Dft 30
64 Ct/Peon 61
65 Ct/Farrash 02
66 CT/SK (M) 9
Total 5912

DETAILS OF WOMEN STRENGTH OF INDO TIBETAN BORDER POLICE FORCE

Sl.No. Rank No. of Personnel posted
1. DIG 01
2. DC 03
3. AC 11
4. AC (Vet) 03
5. MO to CMO 63
6. Section Officer        02
7. Subedar Major (SM) 03
8. Inspector  62
9. Sub Inspector          148
10. Assistant                 07
11. Asstt. Sub Inspector 41
12. UDC 11
13. Head Constable 169
14. Constable /Followers 594
Total 1118

DETAILS OF WOMEN STRENGTH OF SASHASTRA SEEMA BAL

SL. No. Rank Posted strength
1. Inspector General 01
2. Deputy Commandant (Veterinary)              01
3. Assistant Commandant (Veterinary)              02
4. Second-In- Command  (GD) 01
5. Assistant Commandant (GD) 04
6. Assistant Commandant (Dentist) 01
7. Medical Officer (AC to Comdt )/MO 16
8. SI (GD) 16
9. SI(Staff Nurse) 29
10. SI(P) 01
11. ASI(Physiotherapist) 01
12. HC(Min) 22
13. HC(Vety) 03
14. CT (GD) 762
15. CT (Cook) 28
16. CT (WM) 12
17. CT (Barbar) 11
18. CT (Safaiwala) 14
19. CT (Water carrier) 17
20. CT(Lab Asstt) 05
21. CT(Nursing Orderly) 07
22. CT( Ayah) 05
23. CT(Vety) 02
24. Area Organiser 04
25. JAO 01
26. SAO 02
27. Section Officer 04
28. Assistant 05
29. UDC 34
30. LDC 01
31. Private Secretary 03
32. PA 09
33. Stenographer 06
34. DFO (CC) 02
35. FO (G) 01
36. DFO (G) 03
37. AFO (G) 01
38. SFA(G) 01
39. FA(G) 02
40. Peon 40
41. Daftary 01
42. Safaiwala 01
43. Hindi Translator 01
44. SFA (Vety) 03
45. Maid Servant 07
46. Watermen 01
47. Clerk (Coupon) 01
48. DFO (WI) 04
49. AFO (WI) 12
50. SFA (WI) 12
51. AFO (WM) 04
52. SFA (WM) 05
53. FA (Lady) 12
54. Senior Medical Officer (Homoeo) 01
55. DFO (Medic) 07
56. AFO (Medic) 07
57. SFA (Medic) 14
58. Staff Nurse 01
59. Lab technician 03
60. Nurshing Assitant 05
Total 1182


ANNEXURE-II 

THE STEPS TAKEN TO ENCOURAGE THE RECRUITMENT AS WELL AS WELL BEING OF WOMEN PERSONNEL ON POST RECRUITMENT IN CAPFS

(Facilities/ incentives provided to women personnel)

1.         Creches’ and ‘Day Care Centres’ have been provided by the CAPFs to women employees. A new head of Account for ‘creche facilities’ in CAPFs under Grant No.54-Police for the year 2011-12 has also been opened in CAPFs, vide MHA letter No. 9/8/2011-Bgt-I dated 20.1.2012.

2.         Separate accommodation for women personnel with basic amenities, including separate toilets, has been provided.

3.         Separate toilet facilities are made available for the use of women employees by pitching of proper tents with commode in areas where appropriate locations are not available.

4.         Vehicles fitted with mobile toilets for women personnel during movement from one place to another and during picketing duties.

5.         Facilities already available under the Central Government like Maternity Leave, Child Care Leave, are also applicable to CAPFs women personnel.

6.         Medical facilities with special care to the pregnant women. Lady Doctors are available to provide medical coverage.

7.         Education facilities to their children in Kendriya Vidyalaya have been provided, wherever available.

8.         Facilities have been provided to women personnel at par with their male counter parts at work place without any gender bias.

9.            Pay and allowances are disbursed through core banking.

10.       In case of married women, generally husband and wife are posted in same station as far as possible.

11.       Instructions issued vide Department of Personnel and Training’s OM No.35021/2/2009-Estt (C), dated 3.7.2009, regarding concerted effort to increase representation of Women in Central Government jobs are strictly adhered to while conducting recruitment to ensure that adequate women candidates are attracted to join the CAPFs.

12.       One female member is detailed as member of the board for making recruitment of women personnel.

13.       The Programme on Gender Sensitization in Govt. Service has been conducted by all CAPFs to educate their personnel. This has also been made part of the Basic Training Programme.

14.       Committees have been constituted at all levels to check sexual harassment and to expeditiously deal with the complaints of women personnel.  All CAPFs have included the Non Government Organizations (NGOs) in the Complaint Committees to enquire into complaints of sexual harassment.

15.       There is proper mechanism established for redressal of Grievances of women employees of CAPFs.

16.       Women personnel are given equal opportunity in their career progression i.e. promotion/ seniority as per the RRs at par with male counter parts.

17.       Women personnel are encouraged to be self-dependent by imparting proper training and talks during various courses.

18.       Separate General Pool Accommodation for women employees available to Central Government employees are also applicable to women employees in CAPFs.

19.       Women personnel are generally not being posted in units located in very remote and far flung areas.

20.       CISF is imparting basic training to both male and female personnel for equal duration and there is no variation in training modules. Women personnel in Non-Gazetted Officer (NGO) ranks are imparted training only at RTC Barwaha (MP) where special facilities are created for them.

21.       As per the existing transfer policy of CISF, the women personnel have to serve 06 years in their out of home zone and remaining years they are allowed in their Home Zones, as compared to males who have to serve 13-17 years in out of their Home Zones.

22.       In ITBP as far possible, women employees are given duties only in day time shift under female supervisory staff.

23.       Regular welfare meetings are being organized by ITBP and welfare of female employees taken care of.

24.       ITBP Himveers Wives Welfare Association (H.W.W.A) is also taking care of female employees’ welfare and recreational needs.

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