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Posted at: Nov 9, 2019, 6:47 AM; last updated: Nov 9, 2019, 6:47 AM (IST)

To guard the borders, hundreds of J&K women turn up at recruitment drive

To guard the borders, hundreds of  J&K women turn up at recruitment drive
Women at the first day of the recruitment rally organised in Jammu exclusively for J&K and Ladakh.

Tribune News Service

Jammu, November 8

Women of Jammu and Kashmir have shown their craze for being a soldier and guard the borders of the country on the first day of the recruitment rally organised here exclusively for J&K and Ladakh.

More than 1,000 candidates from different part of J&K and Ladakh participated on the first day of the recruitment rally organised at the Jammu Frontier headquarters of the BSF on Friday.

The Union Home Minister had announced 1,356 posts of constable in the Border Security Force (BSF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) exclusively for the youth of J&K and Ladakh.

The special recruitment rally (open rally) was started today for male and female candidates belonging to 22 districts of the UTs of J&K and Ladakh to fill the total 1,356 vacancies (male-1,184 and female-172) of Constable (GD) in the Border Security Force (BSF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the level-3 (Rs 21,700-69,100) in the pay matrix as per the Seventh Central Pay Commission plus usual admissible allowances to Central government employees from time to time.

Hundreds of women candidates from different districts were also seen in the recruitment rally with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm.

“It is a great opportunity for us to be a part of the paramilitary forces and serve our nation. As women of Jammu and Kashmir, we have suffered a lot, but now this is the time to come out and do something for the nation and particularly for J&K,” said a woman candidate from Doda.

“Women can do anything if given a chance and I think more women should be recruited in the Army and paramilitary forces,” she added.

The recruitment process continued till late in the evening. The recruitment rally is open till November 14.

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