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Only 12.31% women cops in Delhi Police!

In the background of sudden rise of cases of sexual assault on women, an answer in the Rajya Sabha from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sheds light on the missing women in our police forces.

Sabrangindia 06 Dec 2019

PoliceImage Courtesy: indiatoday.in

Vijay Goel, of BJP, on December 4 asked the MHA about number of women personnel in Delhi police and measures taken by the government to augment this number. The government responded by saying that out of the 80,709 police force in Delhi, 9,938 were women. This number comprised of 12.31% of the total strength of the Delhi police. Delhi Police comes under direct control of the Central government.

The Ministry further said that to augment representation of women in the Police Forces of all the Union Territories (UTs), Government of India approved in March 2015, 33% reservation for women in direct recruitment in Non-Gazetted posts from Constable to Sub-Inspector in Police Forces of all UTs including Delhi Police. Clearly, 4 years have passed since this reservation policy has come into force but the composition of women in Delhi Police force remains an abysmal 12.31%, which is not even half of the reserved positions for women.

The Delhi High Court, which has been monitoring policing in the State since after the Nirbhaya case of 2012 has ordered Delhi Police to deploy cops, preferably women cops in plain clothes at vulnerable spots in the city. In order to fulfil such a direction of the High Court, there needs to be a higher concentration of women in Delhi Police, which it is severely lacking at present, and filling up the reserved positions is certainly not an easy task.

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Only 12.31% women cops in Delhi Police!

In the background of sudden rise of cases of sexual assault on women, an answer in the Rajya Sabha from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sheds light on the missing women in our police forces.

PoliceImage Courtesy: indiatoday.in

Vijay Goel, of BJP, on December 4 asked the MHA about number of women personnel in Delhi police and measures taken by the government to augment this number. The government responded by saying that out of the 80,709 police force in Delhi, 9,938 were women. This number comprised of 12.31% of the total strength of the Delhi police. Delhi Police comes under direct control of the Central government.

The Ministry further said that to augment representation of women in the Police Forces of all the Union Territories (UTs), Government of India approved in March 2015, 33% reservation for women in direct recruitment in Non-Gazetted posts from Constable to Sub-Inspector in Police Forces of all UTs including Delhi Police. Clearly, 4 years have passed since this reservation policy has come into force but the composition of women in Delhi Police force remains an abysmal 12.31%, which is not even half of the reserved positions for women.

The Delhi High Court, which has been monitoring policing in the State since after the Nirbhaya case of 2012 has ordered Delhi Police to deploy cops, preferably women cops in plain clothes at vulnerable spots in the city. In order to fulfil such a direction of the High Court, there needs to be a higher concentration of women in Delhi Police, which it is severely lacking at present, and filling up the reserved positions is certainly not an easy task.

Related:

35 year-old attempts to rape 4 year-old, paraded naked: Nagpur
Five Actions You Can Take To End Gender Based Violence
Revisiting the Justice Verma Committee report of 2013: #Justicefor
RapeVictims
Dalit woman found dead, family alleges gang-rape: Kancheepuram
NHRC issues notice to Centre, states seeking reports on procedures to tackle sexual assault cases
Delhi High Court spells out measures to ensure safety of women and children in the capital

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