J&K border residents to get 60 pc reservation in 5 new IRP battalions: Rajnath

SRINAGAR: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the Centre had decided to raise five Indian Reserve Police (IRP) battalions in which people from border areas of Jammu and Kashmir would be given 60 per cent reservation.

The Minister was speaking after meeting people living in border areas in the frontier Kupwara district, on the second day of his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

“We have decided to create two battalions from the people living from zero to 10 km distance from the border, and also create five IRP battalions having over 5,000 personnel in which 60 per cent reservation will be given to people living in zero to 10 km range from the border,” Singh said.

Besides, two female battalions will also be created, he said. (AGENCIES)