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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs 

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 234
ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 25, 2015/PHALGUNA 6, 1936 (SAKA)

 QUESTION
Steps to Induct More Women Police Officers

 

234. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR: 

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state: 

(a)   whether Government is aware of studies that point that womenare more likely to report sex crimes if female police officers areavailable; 

(b)   why has Government not taken steps to address the criticalshortage of women police officers; 

(c)    the State-wise details of the number of women police officers inthe country; and 

(d)   what steps Government propose to take to ensure that StateGovernments train and induct more female police officers? 

 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HARIBHAI PARTHIBHAI CHAUDHARY)
 

(a): It is expected that reporting of crimes against women is likelyto increase with greater representation of women in Police force. 

(b): 'Police' is State subject; hence the primary responsibility ofincreasing women representation in police vests with the State Governments / UT Administrations. The Ministry of Home Affairs hasissued several advisories to States/UTs pursuing them to increasewomen representation in Police to atleast 33% of the total police.The Ministry of Home Affairs also augments the efforts of the States / UTs through various schemes and projects. 

(c): As per information available with Bureau of Police Researchand Development (BPR&D), the State-wise, rank-wise number ofwomen police as on 01.01.2014 is given in Annexure. 

(d): The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued several advisories toStates/UTs pursuing them to increase women representation inPolice. A recent advisory was issued on 22ndApril 2013 whereby the States / UTs were requested to raise the women representation inPolice to 33%. The advisory is available in the website of Ministry ofHome Affairs. Moreover, in order to augment the capacity of Statesin the domain of investigation of heinous crimes against women viz.rape, acid attack, dowry death and human trafficking, the Ministry ofHome Affairs has decided to assist the States/UTs to set up 150Investigative Units for Crime against Women (IUCAW) in most crimeprone districts of each State/UT on a 50:50 cost sharing basis. 

 

                                                                                                                                                        ANNEXURE

 

                             STATES/UTs WISE ACTUAL STRENGTH OF WOMEN POLICE (RANK WISE)-AS ON 1.1.2014

SI. No.

States/UTs

DGP/

Spl/DG/ADGP

IGP

DIG

AIGP/

SSP/SP/COM

ADDL SP/Dy COM

ASP/Dy SP/Asst COM

INSP

S.I

A.S.I

Head Const

Const

Total

1

Andhra Pradesh

3

3

1

3

5

23

68

275

290

612

3339

4622

2

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

0

3

0

0

5

16

5

13

540

582

3

Assam

0

0

0

7

6

17

4

83

17

42

334

510

4

Bihar 

0

4

1

9

0

1

13

137

50

135

1991

2341

5

Chhattisgarh

0

0

0

3

11

18

57

41

48

152

2018

2348

6

Goa

0

0

0

0

0

2

9

15

10

137

193

366

7

Gujarat

1

2

0

0

10

24

6

99

3289

595

1665

2691

8

Haryana

0

2

1

7

0

18

26

93

193

385

2009

2734

9

Himachal Pradesh

0

1

0

5

0

4

6

8

16

96

1416

1552

10

Jammu & Kashmir

1

0

0

8

0

24

35

85

27

219

1853

2252

11

Jharkhand

1

2

2

3

1

6

9

79

65

236

2502

2906

12

Karnataka

0

1

0

3

9

15

29

112

257

399

2857

3682

13

Kerala

2

0

0

3

0

1

23

59

0

167

2812

3067

14

Madhya Pradesh

1

6

1

6

28

58

141

628

536

370

2415

4190

15

Maharashtra

2

3

1

16

14

47

114

796

213

771

15980

17957

16

Manipur

0

0

0

6

1

13

1

84

80

157

1698

2040

17

Meghalaya

0

0

0

2

2

3

13

87

11

21

190

329

18

Mizoram

0

0

1

0

1

10

20

119

98

147

172

568

19

Nagaland

0

0

0

5

8

13

9

24

35

11

148

253

20

Odisha

0

4

3

5

4

13

156

321

81

34

3760

4381

21

Punjab

0

2

1

8

0

28

24

106

74

269

4249

4761

22

Rajasthan

1

4

2

12

17

28

8

131

42

87

6236

6568

23

Sikkim

0

0

0

3

0

13

13

20

4

8

272

333

24

Tamil Nadu

2

2

2

39

22

13

246

1243

272

2128

9873

13842

25

Tripura

0

0

0

3

1

4

5

43

51

58

612

777

26

Uttar Pradesh

1

4

3

11

12

62

48

334

0

171

6592

7238

27

Uttarakhand

0

0

0

7

5

5

1

80

0

60

1370

1528

28

West Bengal

1

2

1

8

3

13

29

91

136

0

3507

3791

29

A & N Islands

0

0

0

2

0

0

9

9

3

40

382

445

30

Chandigarh

0

0

0

0

0

2

16

18

6

46

929

1017

31

D & N Haveli

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

11

13

26

32

Daman & Diu

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

4

27

34

33

Delhi

0

2

0

2

2

16

90

417

638

654

3592

5413

34

Lakshadweep

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

8

7

16

35

Puducherry

0

0

0

1

0

2

1

12

3

3

143

165


All India

16

44

20

190

162

496

1234

5668

3553

8246

85696

105325