Facilities for Women Personnel in Border Security Force (BSF)

The details of facilities provided by the Government for the women personnel of Border Security Force are (i) Problems are attended to through personal interviews, Sainik Sammelan and time to time interactions, (ii) Detailment of Lady Medical Officer/Lady Ministerial staff as nodal officers to address their grievances (iii) grant of adequate leave and medical facilities with special care to pregnant women (iv) convenient posting, wherever feasible (v) In case of married women, generally husband and wife are posted at the same station in the Force, assignment of comparatively lighter duties while posted in the field units (vi) provision of barracks with attached toilets in Border Out Posts, etc.

All women employees in Border Security Force are self dependent. However, they are imparted specialized training to enhance their physical capacity and self esteem. Besides, special Committees are formed to prevent sexual abuse at work place.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Maken in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source : PIB

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