The north-eastern state, Tripura decided to induct women in the state parliamentary force for the first time ever. The move comes two years after the government announced 10% reservation for women in their police force at all levels.
On July 7, the Cabinet had approved 1,488 posts for the paramilitary force, against which 35,642 candidates have applied. Of the total, 4,752 are women, Tripura Law Minister, Ratan Lal Nath told the media.
“We will recruit 75% from the domicile candidates of our state and rest 25% from outside the state for these posts. We have received 4,310 applications from women candidates from our state and another 442 from outside the state,” the minister added.
Of the 35,642 applicants, 20,377 are from Tripura and the rest 15,265 are from other states. There are 16,062 men and 4,310 women candidates from within the state and among those applying for posts outside the state 14,823 are men and 442 women.
Thee minimum educational qualification required for different categories are-
•General category: Class 10 ( age limit 18-23 years)
•Scheduled Castes/ Tribes: Class 8 (age limit 18-28 years)
After qualifying a 30-marks physical test, the candidates will sit for an examination of 60 marks followed by an interview of 10 marks. The written exams will be conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
The state government has approved Bengali, Hindi and English along with Kokborok, the language active in almost 19 tribal communities of the state, as a medium in the examination.