Key Facts

5.84% women in Police

0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

30.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016


0 All Women Police Stations

Police Data

Data on police strength and administrative units has been taken from the Data on Police Organization as on 1.1.2019 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 police (armed + civil + district armed reserve)

1. DGP 2 8 -6
2. Addl. DGP 4 7 -3
3. IGP 9 8 1
4. DIG  17 21 -4
5. AIG/SSP/SP/Comn 83 62 21
6. Addl. SP/ Dy. Comn 108 124 -16
7. ASP/DySP 466 355 111
8. INSPECTOR 1101 857 244
9. SI 3285 1889 1396
10. ASI 4091 3224 867
11. HEAD CONSTABLE 10850 8719 2131
12. CONSTABLE  49434 42920 6514
13. Others 5675 4447 1228
  TOTAL  75,125 62,641 12,484

b. Total number of police units

Police Unit

Total Number

Police Zones


Police Ranges


Police Districts


Police sub-Divisions


Police Circles


Police Stations


Police Outposts


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




Civil Police



Total Police



d. Rank-wise number and percentage of women in police



Total Police (Actual)

Women Police (Actual)

Women Police as % of total police



8 0 0.00%


Addl. DGP

7 0 0.00%



8 0 0.00%



21 1 4.76%



62 5 8.06%


Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

124 24 19.35%



355 42 11.83%



857 74 8.63%



1889 114 6.03%


Assistant Sub-Inspector

3224 97 3.01%


Head Constable

8719 265 3.04%



42920 3035 7.07%
13 Others 4447 0 0.00%



62,641 3,657 5.84%

e. Total number of police stations and districts headed by women

Police Units


Total Police Districts


Districts headed by women as on 31.07.2016 (specialized police stations) (RTI)


Total Police Stations


Police Stations headed by Women as on 31.07.2016 (RTI)


All Women Police Stations

a. Total number of All-women Police Stations

No information received.

b. Rank-wise sanctioned and actual strength of police personnel in each All-Women Police Station

No information received.

c. Mandate, functions and powers

No information received.

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

No information received.


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

Chhattisgarh provides 30% reservation for women in each rank from Deputy Superintendent of Police to Constable. The department may reduce this limit for appointments up to 10% with prior approval of the council of ministers. 

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

The department has not drawn any policy for achieving the reservation percentage in a specified time period. 


a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women

No information received.

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

No information received.

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

No information received.  

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

There are no special norms regarding transfer and postings exclusively for women, nor are there are any special norms regarding promotion of women personnel. 

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

There are no special norms regarding transfer and postings exclusively for women, nor are there are any special norms regarding promotion of women personnel. 

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

The police department first ordered for women help desks to be set up in each police station in July 2004 based on recommendations made by the state women’s commission.  The women help desks are to be staffed by women police from Constable to Sub-Inspector rank.  In January 2013, the department issued a letter to all district police chiefs urging that the existing women police strength be deployed in police stations so that women help desks may be properly staffed.  Given the shortage of women personnel, priority must be given to areas which record higher crimes against women in terms of deployment. 

In September 2004, the police department issued a set of guidelines on investigating crimes against women which also called upon establishing a women’s cell in every police station as well as starting a women's helpline number. 

In October 2015, the department issued another letter stating that a women’s helpline number is operational in most districts.  In the districts in which it is not functional, it was ordered to make it operational as soon as possible and report on the progress of making them operational.  Those manning the helpline were to take a note of the complaints registered and note them down in a register.  The progress on these cases was to be informed on a weekly basis to the Superintendent of Police or Additional Superintendent of Police.

Copies of above mentioned letters available below:

 (H-1) Following the recommendations of women commission workshop/meeting dated 8/9 july 2004, PHQ, Raipur by letter no. 1014/2004/dated 23/8/2004 established women police desk in all police stations.

PHQ, Raipur by letter no. / mahila prakosht/PA.144/04 dated 9/9/04 gave directives for immediate action in crime against women cases.

PHQ, Raipur by letter no. 39/2013 dated 9/1/13 and follow-up letters no.-1. 1014/04/dated23.4.04 and 2. AHTU cell/PA/255/12 dated 29.5.12 ensured that women police desk are established in all police stations of Chattisgarh.

PHQ, Raipur by letter no. mahila cell/659/2015 dated 20/10/15 about mahila desk mentioned that on weekly basis complaints received at women desk and summary of its disposal will be done by HJPU incharge.

PHQ, Raipur by letter no. mahila cell/658/ 2015 dated 20/10/15 asked all district SP’a about the status of women helpline no. 1091 working in district headquarters or not as a follow up to its previous letters-

1. mahila prakosht/G65/2013 dated 22.7.13

2. mahilaprakosht/408/2015 new raipur dated 8.7.15 

3. directions received in the meeting dated 9.9.15 for evaluation of enforced action plan for security of women in residential institutes

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.


a. Training policy for different ranks

The police headquarter responded saying the department has a training policy, but that this could not be shared on security considerations given that the state is affected by the Naxal conflict. 

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

Training is common for men and women at the basic, introduction, refresher and promotional level courses.  However, for probationary deputy superintendent of police and probationary sub inspector the parameters for testing are not the same for men and women in outdoor tests.

c. Special Facilities for Women in training institutions

As per the response to the RTI application, no circular for separate toilet/barrack provision is available, however separate toilets/barracks/washroom facilities are available in all training institutions.

d. Gender-wise break up of faculty

There are 35 women trainers and 89 male trainers in the district force (total of 124 trainers).

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

Chhattisgarh gives 180 days maternity leave under the Chhattisgarh Civil Service (Leave) Rules 2010, as amended in 2013.  Under the Rules, maternity leave can only be availed for up to 2 living children. In cases of abortion and miscarriages, maternity leave may be granted to the woman without considering the number of living children for the period prescribed by the appropriate medical officer upto the maximum limit of 45 days in her entire service period.

b. Child Care Leave

Chhattisgarh does not have any provision for Child Care Leave. 


Chhattisgarh also offers adoption leave to women employees with less than 2 living children and in cases of legal adoption of a child up to the age of 1 year.  The adoption leave is for a limit of 125 days up to the limit of 1 year of the age of the adopted child.  During this period she will be entitled to paid leave. 

Budget for Women Police

a. Total State Police Budget from 2013-2016

The Total State Police Budget from 2013-16 is as follows:


Budget (in Rs)            

% increase










b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

Budget allocation exclusively for women for the years 2013-16 is as follows:

During Financial year 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 total funds of rs 39.36 lakhs were sanctioned to improve the facilities for women police at police stations.  Similarly during current financial year 2016-17 total funds of Rs 276 lakhs were sanctioned. 

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. 

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 prioritise 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. 

The total MPF 2016-17 under the State Action Plan (non-plan) is Rs. 150200000. 

Financial Year


( Rs in crore)


Allocation for Women Police

Allocation in %




State Action Plan 






Supplementary Plan 







State Action Plan 






Supplementary Plan 






Special Plan







State Action Plan






Supplementary Plan






Additional Plan







In 2014-15, the Plan budget included allocation for constructing several police stations including one woman police station in Durg district but the data provided does not mention cost break-up.  A budget of Rs 50 lakhs is assigned for constructing 11 police stations in total including the woman police station.  For details, please see the Annual Action Plan 2014-15. 

PHQ, Chattisgarh has issued orders in letter number PHQ/DGP/adhun bhawan-1/P-5048-A dated 16.6.14 (H-2) in accordance with the advisory letter no. VI-21011/27/2014-PM-1 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 21st May 2014 laying down the following the provisions for women police:

“At existing Police Stations, Outpost and Barracks, a provision must be made for suitable facilities for women police personnel including separate hand washing and shower facilities with adequate supply of water. Wherever it is not possible to provide access to permanent toilets, portable toilets need to be provided for. These must be installed securely and be provided with lockable doors, lighting and ventilation. A rest room at every police station for the women personnel. The room needs to be separate from other parts of the work of the workplace and it should be clean, secure and located in a convenient place close to other facilities such as washing and toilet.

The room should be big enough with proper ventilation to use as a changing room also.  Facilities may be provided for storing the clothes and personnel belongings with lockable shelf storage and Coat/Shirt hanging space.

The room and toilet should be reasonably be accessible to the women police officials so that their security is not compromised. Provision of the above amenities may be ensured in every new police station, outpost or barracks proposed under the MPF or otherwise. Other specific proposals pertaining to the Women Police Force must also be made.”

New Developments

No information available