Key Facts

5.47% women in Police

32.50% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

10.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016

 

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1 All Women Police Stations

Police Data

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

No

Rank

Sanctioned

Actual

Vacancy

1

DGP/Spl DGP

5

5

0

2

Addl. DGP

15

14

1

3

IGP

15

9

6

4

DIG

17

10

7

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

153

150

3

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

116

91

25

7

ASP/DySP

631

394

237

8

Inspector

886

742

144

9

Sub-Inspector

3836

3072

764

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

2,416

2,190

226

11

Head Constable

8,623

7,509

1,114

12

Constable

48,898

41,217

7,681

 

Total

65,611

55,403

10,208

b. Total Number of Police Units

Police Unit

Total Number

Police Zones

0

Police Ranges

7

Police Districts

35

Police sub-Divisions

23

Police Circles

48

Police Stations

347

Police Outposts

221

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

 

Sanctioned

Actual

Civil Police

106.09

85.10

Total Police

200.81

169.57

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

No

Rank

Total Police (Actual)

Women Police (Actual)

Women Police as % of total police

1

DGP/Spl DGP

5

0

0

2

Addl. DGP

14

0

0

3

IGP

9

1

11.11%
 
 

 

4

DIG

10

0

0

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

150

8

5.33%
 
 

 

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

91

9

9.90%
 
 

 

7

ASP/DySP

394

69

17.51%
 
 

 

8

Inspector

742

6

0.80%
 
 

 

9

Sub-Inspector

3,072

119

3.87%
 
 

 

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

2,190

18

0.82%
 
 

 

11

Head Constable

7,509

65

0.86%
 
 

 

12

Constable

41,217

2,738

6.64%
 
 

 

 

Total

55,403

3,033

5.47%
 
 

 

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

Police Units

Strength

Total Police Districts

36

Districts headed by women (specialized police stations)*

No information received

Total Police Stations

342

Police Stations headed by Women as on 31.07.2016

No information received

*Information received through Right to Information Act.

 

All Women Police Stations

a. Total Number of All-Women Police Stations

There is 1 All-Women Police Station in Assam located at Guwahati.

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

Rank

Sanctioned

Actual

Police Inspector

           NIL

NIL

Lady Police Inspector

01

00

Police sub-Inspector

NIL

NIL

Lady Police sub-Inspector

04

02

Assistant Sub-Inspector

NIL

NIL

Lady Assistant sub-Inspector

03

02

Head Constable

NIL

NIL

Lady Head Constable

02

02

Police Constable

NIL

NIL

Lady Police Constable

30 

07

Total 

40

13

 

c. Mandate, functions and powers

The mandate and functions of the All-Women Police Station have been laid down vide Notification No. HMC. 95/93/4 dated 22nd September 1993 issued by Department of Home, Government of Assam.  The mandate is to register and investigate the following offences under the Indian Penal Code, 1860:

Sections 304 (B), 306, 312, 313, 314, 354, 363, 363 (A), 364, 365, 366 (A), 366 (B), 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 376, 376 (A), 376 (B), 376 (C), 376 (D) affecting life and human body and sexual offences. Sections 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 498 (A) of offences relating to marriage Sections 500, 501, 502, 509 involving defamation, outraging modesty of women, insult etc. under the Indian Penal Code.

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

No information has been received regarding evaluation of All-Women Police Stations.

Reservation

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

No information has been received regarding this. (First appeal was filed on 13th October 2016).

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

No information has been received regarding this. (First appeal was filed on 13th October 2016).

Recruitment

a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women

Assam Police has common cadre for men and women. However, 34 posts for the rank of ASI (UB), 11 posts for the rank of Head Constable (UB) and 652 posts for the rank of Constable have been sanctioned for women in Assam Police.

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

Women are inducted through direct recruitment in all ranks ranging from Deputy Superintendent of Police to Constable.

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

No special outreach measures have been taken by the department to recruit women in the Police Department. 

Transfer and Posting

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

No information has been received regarding this.  (First appeal was filed on 13th October 2016).

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

No information has been received regarding this.  (First appeal was filed on 13th October 2016).

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

No information has been received regarding this.  (First appeal was filed on 13th October 2016).

b. Mandate, functions and powers

No information has been received regarding this.  (First appeal was filed on 13th October 2016).

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

No information has been received regarding this.  (First appeal was filed on 13th October 2016).

Training

a. Training Policy for different ranks

The office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (Training) provided the training policy   The basic training varies depending on the ranks and branches of the police personnel. The policy does not address the gender specific training needs although there is actually a human resource element to it.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

Common training is provided to men and women. 

c. Special facilities for women in training institutes

Separate facilities such as barracks, toilets, etc are provided for men and women at the training institutes. 

d. Gender Wise Break Up of Training Faculty

 

Police Training College  

Battalion Training College  

Recruit Training School  

Armed Police Training Centre 

 

Male 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Commandant

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

2 1/C Dy. Cmdnt

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Dy.SP / Assistant Commandant

2

1

4

 

1

 

1

 

CDI

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

Inspector (AB)

 

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

Inspector UB

25

 

1

 

2

 

1

 

SI (AB)

13

1

13

 

5

 

3

 

SI (UB)

4

 

2

 

13

 

4

 

ASI(AB)

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASI Clk

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Hav (AB)

35

 

37

 

32

 

19

 

Nk (AB)

6

 

13

 

2

 

 

 

Lnk (AB)

24

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

Constable (AB)

39

1

124

 

41

 

10

 

Total

153

3

207

0

99

0

41

0

 

Police Training College has 3 women trainers who are on deputation. 

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

Assam provides 180 days maternity leave to all personnel of state cadre from the rank of deputy superintendent of police to constables.  This was laid down vide Notification No. FEG.11/2013/53 dated 17.01.2015 issued by the Government of Assam.  This is available up to 2 surviving children only. 

b. Child Care Leave

Assam provides 730 days child care leave to all personnel of state cadre from the rank of deputy superintendent of police to constable.  This provision is applicable to 2 minor children for purposes of examination, sickness, etc.  This was laid down vide Notification No. FEG 11/2013/Pt-II/28 dated 31.07.2015.  The child care leave can be availed in more than one spell and can be combined with other leaves if admissible. 

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

No information has been received regarding this.  (First appeal was filed on 13th October 2016).

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

No information has been received regarding this.  (First appeal was filed on 13th October 2016).

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.

New Developments

No information available