In a first, SWR inducts first batch of women SI for Railway Protection Force


Team Udayavani, Jul 25, 2020, 7:45 AM IST

Hubli: In a first, seven lady sub-inspectors (SI) were inducted in the Railway Protection Force (RPF) by the South Western Railway (SWR) on Friday, July 25.

While seven were inducted three more women SI are currently undergoing training in Lucknow are expected to join SWR soon.

According to the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of SWR, the inducted sub-inspectors are part of 164 women SI cadets who passed out of the RPF training center in Moula Ali, Hyderabad, after a rigorous training of nine months. They will take care of the security of railway passengers, Railway property, and Railway premises, after resuming their duties.

They will also be responsible for giving special care to the vulnerable sections of society, women, and children while discharging their duties, the CPRO said.

The CPRO also informed that the newly admitted female SIs will be posted to major stations on SWR for regular duties on completion of their two months of practical training over the Zone. Further 120 ladies are undergoing constables training for various training centers across India.

This move is considered a step forward into women empowerment in Railways.

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