Women stand guard in male bastion prove mettle

The story talks about how more and more women are joining the security sector. These days, the training centre stays busy as the number of women wanting to become security guards has risen like never before. It further adds that, the central government pays Rs 7,500 under the Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojna to women who want to be trained as security guards.  

The story has quoted Saurabh Singla, vice-president, HR shared services, G4S India who said that there is growing demand for well-groomed female security guards from hospitality, retail and educational sectors. Women make up 20% of our workforce. They are unskilled or semi-skilled workers, either 10th or 12th class, and belong to underprivileged sections of the society. In several cases they are the sole earning members of the family.


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