A Parliamentary standing committee on Home Affairs has highlighted that women constitute only 3.68% (three point six eight) of the total strength of CAPF.
the government decided in 2016 to reserve 33% of constable-level posts in CRPF and CISF for women and 14-15% in BSF, SSB and ITBP.
Central Armed Police Forces is the collective name of central police organisations in India under the Ministry of Home Affairs. These are technically paramilitary forces formerly known as Central Para-Military Forces. Since 2011, India adopted the term “central armed police forces” to drop the word “paramilitary”.