Key Facts

4.17% women in Police

22.50% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

33.33% of reservation for women introduced in 2016

 

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19 All Women Police Stations

Police Data

Data on police strength and administrative units has been taken from the Data on Police Organization as on 1.1.2016 published by the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

List of Tables

Rank-wise Sanctioned and Actual Strength of Police Number of Police Units Police-Population Ratio (Police personnel per lakh of population) Rank-wise Number and Percentage of Women in Police Number of Police Stations and Districts headed by Women

a. Rank-wise sanctioned and actual strength of total police (armed + civil)

Rank                                                 Sanctioned                Actual           Vacancy 
DGP/Spl DGP 8 8 0
Addl. DGP 11 11 0
IGP 29 29 0
DIG 14 14 0
AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 76 62 14
Addl. SP 128 114 14
ASP/DySP/Dy. Comn 566 558 8
Inspector 762 693 69
Sub-Inspector 2,842 2,539 303
Assistant Sub-Inspector 3,535 3272 263
Head Constable 9,839 8,756 1,083
Constable 43,238 33,396 9,842
Total 61,048 49,452 11,596

b. Number of Police Units

Police Unit                                                  Total Number                           
Police Zones 3
Police Ranges 5
Police Districts 18
Police sub-Divisions 96
Police Circles 207
Police Stations 1017
Police Outposts 45

c. Police-population ratio (Police personnel per lakh of population)

                                                        Sanctioned                               Actual              
Civil Police - -
Total Police - -

d. Rank-wise Number and Percentage of Women in Police as on 1.1.2017

Rank Total Police (Actual) Women Police (Actual) Women Police as % of total police
DGP/Spl DGP 8 0 0
Addl. DGP 11 2
18.18%   
 
 
IGP 29 2
6.90%
 
 
DIG 14 0 0
AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 62 4
6.45%
 
 
Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 114 4
3.50%
 
 
ASP/DySP 558 29
5.19%
 
 
Inspector 693 16
2.30%
 
 
Sub-Inspector 2,539 46
1.81%
 
 
Assistant Sub-Inspector 3,272 161
4.92%
 
 
Head Constable 8,756 318
3.63%
 
 
Constable 33,396 1,482
4.43%
 
 
Total 49,452 2,064
4.17%
 
 

e. Total Number of Police Stations and Districts headed by Women

Police Unit                                                                                                                                  Total Number
Total Police Districts (BPRD) 18
Districts headed by Women (As on 31st July 2016)* No information received
Total Police Stations (BPRD) 1017
Police Stations headed by Women (As on 31st July 2016)* No information received
* Information received through Right to Information

All Women Police Stations

a. Total number of All-Women Police Stations

There are 18 All-Women Police Stations in Andhra Pradesh.

b. Rank-wise sanctioned and actual strength in All Women Police Stations

 

Districts

WCI

WSI

WASI

WHCs

WPCs

Total

No

 

S

A

S

A

S

A

S

A

S

A

 S

A

1

Srikakulam

2

0

8

0

8

6

15

9

90

78

123

93

2

Vizianagaram

2

1

8

2

8

8

15

8

90

80

123

99

3

Visakhapatnam

2

2

8

2

8

7

15

12

90

70

123

93

4

East Godavari

0

0

8

1

8

8

15

15

90

80

121

104

5

Rajahmundry Urban

2

0

10

1

12

12

25

17

125

91

174

121

6

West Godavari

2

2

8

6

8

8

15

15

90

65

123

96

7

Krishna

2

1

8

1

8

8

15

15

90

74

123

99

8

Guntur Rural

2

1

8

0

8

10

15

16

90

74

123

101

9

Guntur Urban

2

1

10

2

12

9

25

23

125

91

174

126

10

Nellore

2

0

8

1

8

8

15

15

90

67

123

91

11

Prakasam

0

0

8

1

8

8

15

15

90

68

121

92

12

Kurnool

2

1

8

3

8

8

15

15

90

74

123

101

13

Kadapa

2

0

8

3

8

8

15

14

90

73

123

98

14

Anantapur

2

0

8

4

8

8

15

15

90

79

123

106

15

Chittoor

2

0

8

1

8

6

15

15

90

75

123

97

16

Tirupati Urban

0

2

10

0

12

12

25

25

125

81

172

120

17

Visakhapatnam city

3

4

13

7

16

15

39

39

189

148

260

213

18

Vijayawada city

3

1

13

5

16

15

39

39

189

131

260

191

19

SRP Guntakal (Spl Unit)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

4

4

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

32

16

160

40

172

164

348

322

1927

1503

2639

2045

c. Mandate, functions and powers

No information received.

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

No information received.

Reservation

a. Overall percentage of reservation for women in police and the ranks to which the sanctioned reservation applies

Andhra Pradesh brought in reservation for women in police recruitment through an amendment to the Andhra Pradesh Police (Stipendiary Cadet Trainee) Rules, 1999, which was notified by the Home Department via Government Order MS No.87, dated 15 July 2016. The Order states the following: 33 1/3% reservation for women in vacancies which arise up to the 1st September of the year in which notification for recruitment is issued for the posts of Sub-Inspector (Civil), Police Constables (Civil), SCT Sub-Inspectors (Communications), Police Constables (Communications) and Assistant Sub-Inspectors (Finger Print Bureau). 20 % reservation for women in vacancies for the posts of Scheduled Castes and Tribes Reserve Sub Inspectors (AR) and SCT Police Constables (AR). In both cases: Vacancies, wherever unfilled by women candidates, will not be carried forward and be filled by men candidates in the respective category. Reservation of women candidates shall be horizontal reservation and will be adjusted proportionately in the respective category to which the women candidate belongs, in relaxation of relevant rules relating to Andhra Pradesh State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996. For the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Government of Andhra Pradesh follows the rule of “preference in appointment” for appointments by direct recruitment as laid down under Rule 22-A of Andhra Pradesh State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996, and notified by the Home Department via G.O. MS No.137, dated 1 June 1998. Rule 22-A provides 331/3rd reservation to women in direct recruitment to designated posts in all categories including open competition, backward classes (Group A to Group D), Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Physically Handicapped and Ex-servicemen quota.

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

No information received.

Recruitment

a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women

A separate cadre exists for men and women in Andhra Pradesh for the following posts: Police Constable (Men) and Police Constable (Women) Head Constable (Men) and Head Constable (Women) Sub-Inspector (Men) and Sub-Inspector (Women) Inspector (Men) and Inspector (Women).  No separate cadre exists for women in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP).

b. Induction of women in posts where direct recruitment takes place

The Andhra Pradesh Police (Civil Police) Subordinate Service Rules, 1999, as amended in 2001, lays down provisions for recruitment, transfer, postings, promotion and training of for the state-cadre posts. The ranks include Constable, Head Constable, Assistant sub-Inspector, Sub-Inspector and Inspector. Women are inducted in the posts of Sub-Inspector (Civil, Armed Reserve and Communications), Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (Finer Print Bureau) and Police Constables (Civil, Armed Reserve and Communications). Women are also being inducted in the rank of DSP for which direct recruitment takes place.

 

The following table lists the method of appointment for different subordinate posts in the Andhra Pradesh Police:

No

 Ranks

Method of Appointment

% against appointment methods

 

Class A: Men (Civil)

 

 

1

Sub-Inspector of Police

i) Direct recruitment from the following: 

 

Open Market

50%
 
 

                                                        

Police Executive 

      

5%
 
 

 

Police Ministerial

1%
 
 

 

Meritorius sportsmen

2%
 
 

 

Children of Police Personnel

2%
 
 

 

Children of deceased/incapacitated police personnel

2%
 
 

 

National Cadet Corps

3%
 
 

 

ii) Appointment by promotion of Assistant Sub-Inspector/Head Constables

30%
 
 

 

iii) Appointment by transfer of Reserve Sub-Inspector of Police

5%
 
 

 

2

Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police

By promotion of Head Constables

 

3

Head Constable

By promotion of Police Constables

 

4

Police Constable

i) Direct recruitment

71%
 
 

 

ii)Transfer of Constables from District Aremd reserve, City Armed Reserve and Special Armed Reserve

10%
 
 

 

iii) Direct recruitment from the following: 

 

Home Guards

8%
 
 

 

Meritorius sportsmen

2%
 
 

 

Children of Police Personnel

4%
 
 

 

Children of deceased/incapacitated police personnel

2%
 
 

 

National Cadet Corps

3%
 
 

 

 

Class B: Women (Police)

 

 

1

Sub-Inspector of Police

i) Promotion of a Head Constable (Women)

30%
 
 

 

ii) by direct recruitment only if no qualified or suitable candidate available for appointment by promotion

65%
 
 

 

iii) Direct recruitment by selection from among the dependents of police personnel killed or incapacitated while performing duties

5%
 
 

 

2

Head Constable (Women)

Promotion of Police Constable (Women)

 

3

Police constable (Women)

Direct recruitment from the following: 

 

Open Market

84%
 
 

 

Home Guards (women)

10%
 
 

 

Eligible meritorious sports women

2%
 
 

 

Children of serving/retired policemen or women

4%
 
 

 

c. Special outreach steps or programmes taken by the department to recruit women

The office of the Director General of Police (Admin) responded saying that the posts are advertised through the police website and through the media as soon as they are notified. For the post of DSP, no outreach steps have been taken by the department to recruit women.

Transfer and Posting

a. Special norms on postings and transfer exclusively for women in police at all ranks from Deputy Superintendent of Police to Constables

There are no special norms on posting and transfers exclusively for women police in all ranks from DSP to Constables in Andhra Pradesh. Section 13 of the Andhra Pradesh Police (Civil Police) Subordinate Service Rules, 1999, as amended in 2001, governs transfer and postings for subordinate ranks in Andhra Pradesh police and apply to both men and women.

b. Special norms for promotion exclusively for women in police at all ranks from Deputy Superintendent of Police to Constables

No information received.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

Office of the Director General of Police responded saying the information regarding women and child help desks is not available at their office and returned the RTI application. Note: Instead of transferring the request for information on Women and Child Help Desks to the concerned unit, the DGP’s Office has returned the application. Section 6 (3) of the RTI Act requires a public authority to transfer an RTI application to such other public authority when the latter is more suited to provide the information being sought. Such transfer has to be made within 5 days of receipt of the application and the applicant is to be informed of such transfer.

b. Mandate, functions and powers of Women and Child Help Desks

No further information available.

c. Rank and gender-wise strength of Women and Child Help Desks

No further information available.

Training

a. Training Policy for different ranks

The Andhra Pradesh Training policy is laid down in AP Police Manual (Part I, Volume I), Standing Orders 71 and 72, covering induction, in-service, specialized and other training courses for all the ranks, from Police Constables to Deputy Superintendent of Police. The training institutes of the state include the AP Police Academy, which imparts training for Sub-Inspectors and above, and Police Training Colleges, in-charge of training from Police Constables to the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspectors. The Standing Orders provide details such as course content and duration of various training courses offered at different levels – while Standing Order 71 lays down details of the basic induction course, outdoor and indoor courses, conversion (from Armed Reserve to Civil) courses and pre-promotional courses, Standing Order 72 provides information on in-service and specialized training courses. These are applicable to both men and women police personnel.   Training on gender sensitization is being imparted at the Police Training colleges through three different refresher/specialized courses. A 6 day refresher capsule course on “Soft Skills for SMART Police” covers a session on sensitization towards gender and vulnerable sections. Another 6 day refresher capsule on behaviourial skills for in-service police personnel covers sessions on gender equality. Finally, there is a 3 day in-service capsule course on “Gender Sensitisation, Women Empowerment and Crimes against Women” which provides extensive information on the legal framework on gender equality, laws on crimes against women including the Criminal Law Amendment Act 2013, issues around gender discrimination and women empowerment.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

Training is common for men and women in Andhra Pradesh at all levels  - basic level, induction level, refresher courses, promotional courses and other specialized courses.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

As per RTI reply from the Inspector General of Police, Training, separate barracks and separate toilet facilities are provided for women trainees in all the police training institutions, although no such notification has been issued.  

d. Gender-wise break up of faculty at training institutions

 

POLICE TRAINING COLLEGES (PTC)

Rank

Anantapura

Vizianagaram

Ongole

Tirupati

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Principal

1

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

DSP (AR)

0

0

1

0

1

0

2

0

DSP (Civil)

4

0

2

1

3

0

2

0

Chief Law Instructor

3

3

5

2

6

1

2

0

Assistant Law Instructor

7

3

6

0

7

0

7

0

Reserve Inspector

2

0

2

0

1

0

1

0

Reserve Sub-Inspector

6

0

4

0

4

0

4

0

Assistant Reserve Sub-Inspector

10

0

10

0

10

0

7

0

ADIs

15

0

15

0

16

0

17

0

Armed Reserve Police constables

6

0

12

0

17

0

8

0

Totals

54

6

58

3

66

1

51

0

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

Andhra Pradesh provides 180 day maternity leave wide G.O. MS No 152, dated 4.5.2010, issued by the Finance Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

b. Child Care Leave

Child Care Leave of up to 2 months, i.e. 60 days is provided to AP women employees in their entire service vide G.O. No. 132, dated 6.7.2016 issued by the Finance Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Order lays down several conditions for availing CLC. For instance, it cannot be sanctioned in less than 3 spells and is granted to look after two children up to the age of 18 years and with disabled children up to 22 years. 

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

Financial Year                                     Amount (in lakhs Rs)                    %increase from previous year
2013-2014 364196.09 -
2014-2015 368865.9 1.28%
2015-2016 354858.56 -3.79%

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

This section provides information specifically on allocation for women police personnel under the Modernization of Police Force Scheme, a central scheme administered by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and aimed at assisting states in strengthening police infrastructure. Under MPF, allocations are made under Non-Plan head, which covers mobility, weapons, equipment, training equipment, and forensic equipment, and under Plan head, which covers construction of police stations/outposts/lines, police housing, forensic science laboratories and training infrastructure. To receive funds under the scheme, states have to submit a State Action Plan including proposals under Non-Plan and Plan heads, and a Supplementary Action Plan constituting 20% of both Non-Plan and Plan heads of the main plan. The supplementary plans are to be operationalized for additional fund allocation at the Revised Estimate (RE) stage and are subject to furnishing of utilization certificates and availability of funds.

Under the Scheme, the States are grouped into two categories, namely Category ‘A’ and Category ‘B’ for the purpose of funding both under ‘Non-Plan’ and Plan. Category ‘A’ States, namely, J&K and 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim will be eligible to receive financial assistance on 90:10 Centre: State sharing basis. The remaining States will be in Category ‘B’ and will be eligible for financial assistance on 60:40 Centre: State sharing basis.

In 2014, the MHA issued an advisory requesting the states to include proposals specifically on improving facilities for women police while submitting their annual state action plan under the MPF scheme. The proposals were to prioritize amenities such as separate toilet facilities, rest rooms, and lockable shelf storage in all new police stations, outposts and barracks proposed under the MPF scheme.

Financial Year

Plan

(Rs in Crore)

Total 

Allocation for Women Police

Allocation in %

 

 

Plan

Non-Plan

 

 

 

2014-2015

State Action Plan 

62.14

37.79

99.93

 

 

Supplementary Plan 

12.43

7.55

19.98

6 lakhs

0.30%

2015-2016

State Action Plan 

-

37.80

37.80

-

 

Supplementary Plan 

-

7.56

7.56

-

 

2016-2017

State Action Plan

 

37.80

 

 

 

Supplementary Plan

 

7.56

 

 

 

 

Additional Plan

 

8.87

 

 

 

c. Allocation for women under the Modernization of Police Force Scheme

This section provides information specifically on allocation for women police personnel under the Modernization of Police Force Scheme, a central scheme administered by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, and aimed at assisting states in strengthening police infrastructure. Under MPF, allocations are made under Non-Plan head, which covers mobility, weapons, equipment, training equipment, and forensic equipment, and under Plan head, which covers construction of police stations/outposts/lines, police housing, forensic science laboratories and training infrastructure. To receive funds under the scheme, states have to submit a State Action Plan including proposals under Non-Plan and Plan heads, and a Supplementary Action Plan constituting 20% of both Non-Plan and Plan heads of the main plan. The supplementary plans are to be operationalized for additional fund allocation at the Revised Estimate (RE) stage and are subject to furnishing of utilization certificates and availability of funds.

Under the Scheme, the States are grouped into two categories, namely Category ‘A’ and Category ‘B’ for the purpose of funding both under ‘Non-Plan’ and Plan. Category ‘A’ States, namely, J&K and 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim will be eligible to receive financial assistance on 90:10 Centre: State sharing basis. The remaining States will be in Category ‘B’ and will be eligible for financial assistance on 60:40 Centre: State sharing basis.

In 2014, the MHA issued an advisory requesting the states to include proposals specifically on improving facilities for women police while submitting their annual state action plan under the MPF scheme. The proposals were to prioritize amenities such as separate toilet facilities, rest rooms, and lockable shelf storage in all new police stations, outposts and barracks proposed under the MPF scheme.

In the past three years, Andhra Pradesh included an allocation for women only in 2014-2015, in its supplementary action plan, for total 6 lakhs, which constitutes 0.30% of the proposed supplementary budget. This cost was towards construction of toilets for women at the District Training Centre in Kurnool.  

 

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