Reservation for Women
Women empowerment in Jammu and Kashmir is a priority of the administration and in this direction recently Lt Governor Manoj Sinha announced 15% Reservation for Women in Non-Gazetted Posts in Jammu Kashmir Police.
He said that his government is Determined & Committed to Increase the Reservation Further in the Future. He said that for Women and Girls to be Agents of change, the J & K government is committed to ensure Nari Shakti Social and economic empowerment.
He said that the 15% reservation is just the beginning and the government is determined and committed to increase it further in the future.
The step of 15 % reservation for women in JKP 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.
Despite several assurances before 2019, the matter of reservation for women in J&K Police was never addressed. At present, without any exclusive reservation, women constitute 3% of the total strength of J&K Police and the numbers will increase after the reservation is implemented in future recruitments.
The government will have to do more for the reservation of posts for the women and should enhance the quota also in different wings of the government for their jobs so that they get a visible presence in the administration and also in the police.