Key Facts

11.55% women in Police

0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

33.00% 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)

No Rank Sanctioned Actual Vacancy
1 DGP/Spl DGP 1 1 0
2 Addl. DGP 11 15 -4
3 IGP 20 16 4
4 DIG 20 24 -4
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 54 46 8
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 54 43 11
7 ASP/DySP 348 386 -38
8 Inspector 1425 1438 -13
9 Sub-Inspector 7859 5418 2441
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 7069 8072 -1003
11 Head Constable 23085 20472 2613
12 Constable 49723 44862 4861
13 Others 2294 1397 897
  Total 91,963 82,190 9,773

b.Total number of police units

Police Unit Total Number
Police Zones 0
Police Ranges 6
Police Districts 15
Police sub-Divisions 71
Police Circles 0
Police Stations 209
Police Outposts 0

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

  Sanctioned Actual
Civil Police 361.24 322.59
Total Police 401.64 358.96

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

No Rank Total Police (Actual) Women Police (Actual) Women Police as % of total police
1 DGP/Spl DGP 1 0 0.00%
2 Addl. DGP 15 1 6.67%
3 IGP 16 0 0.00%
4 DIG 24 0 0.00%
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 46 10 21.74%
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 43 3 6.98%
7 ASP/DySP 386 37 9.59%
8 Inspector 1438 101 7.02%
9 Sub-Inspector 5418 695 12.83%
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 8072 647 8.02%
11 Head Constable 20472 576 2.81%
12 Constable 44862 7162 15.96%
13 Others 1397 262 18.75%
  Total 82,190 9,494 11.55%

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

Police Units Total Number
Total Police Districts (BPRD) 11
Districts headed by Women as on 31st July 2016 (RTI) 0*
Total Police Stations (BPRD) 190
Police Stations headed by Women as on 31st July 2016 (RTI) 0

Note: There are 5 women police inspectors at the post of SHO.

All Women Police Stations

a. Total number of All-Women Police Stations

There is no All-Women Police Station sanctioned In Delhi Police.  However, a specialised crime women cell has been notified as 'Police Station Crime Women Cell'.

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

Not applicable.

c. Mandate, functions and powers

Not applicable.

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

Not applicable.


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

Delhi has 33% reservation for women in all posts of direct recruitments as per the Ministry of Home Affairs, vide its Letter No. 14011/52/2013-UTP dated 26th March, 2015.  The reservation applies horizontally and in each category in direct recruitment in Non-Gazetted posts from Constable to Sub-Inspector in the Police.

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

The department has not provided copies of any notification laying down the reservation policy.  It also does not provide any information on any action plan drawn up by the department for achieving the sanctioned reservation.


a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women

There is separate cadre for women in promotion at the following ranks:  Women Head Constable, Women Assistant Sub-Inspector, Women Sub-Inspector and Women Inspector.  These posts are categorized as executive.  However, there is no women at the rank of ACP in Delhi Police.

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

The Ministry of Home Affairs Letter No. 14011/52/2013-UTP dated 26th March 2015 is followed.  There is a 33% reservation for women horizontally and in each category (Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes & Others) in direct recruitment in non-gazetted posts from Constable to Sub-Inspector of police.

c. Special outreach steps or programmes 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

No information received.

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

There is no information towards special provisions for the same for women.  There is a Standing Order No. 289 of 2010 for the posting and transfers of the Officers and men in Delhi Police.  The RTI states that the Delhi Police (Recruitment and Confirmation) Act, 1980, lay down rules governing transfer and promotion.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

Women and Child Help desks have been set up in in all police stations of Delhi.  However, as per the RTI, Nankpura district, there is no Women and Child Helpdesk there.

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

Commissioner of police from the headquarters on 13th June, 2013 had issued a Circular (no. 30/2013) stating that women help-line is working under the supervision of special CP/Traffic appointed by the nodal officer for receiving complaints regarding inaction on complaints of harassment of women, molestation, violence, misconduct by police officials etc.  All calls and emails are followed up with the concerned police stations and concerned districts for redresssal of grievances.  All Deputy Commissioners of Police and Additional Commissioners of Police are directed to closely supervise the action taken on complaints, emails and issue prompt responses.

Further, a Standing Order No. 74 a dated 18th January, 2013 is issued regarding "The Functioning of the Women Helpline Desks in CPCR".

Function of women cell specifically includes:

  • functioning round the clock,
  • call to be handled by the women police, depending on the facts of the incident,
  • concerned cell will be sent intimation and required action will be taken, also
  • Preliminary advice shall be provided to the caller.
  • Cellphone numbers dealing with issues including legal assistance will be kept readily available and be provided incase asked for.
  • A proper format is provided for the record of the information received and action taken. Instructions to the operators also provided in detail, with duties to be performed.

Proactive interaction over telephone with sections of area residents by women help desk officers. Tasks to be performed by the help desk officers as follows:

*they shall call up selected sections of area residents such as senior citizens, housewives staying alone, north east residents and women victims of crime.

*not only inquire about general well being but also sensitize them about safety precautions and initiatives taken by the police for their safety and security.

It is required to be noted here, that the responses from some of the districts is not similar. Some districts responded in stating that they have no information on the same.

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

All Women and Child Help Desks are required to be staffed by women.  It is pertinent to be noted here that the responses from the districts is not similar.  Some districts responded in stating that only women staff is mandatory, whereas, others stated that the recruitment would be as per availability of the women staff.

Women personnel of the rank Sub-Inspectors to Constables have been designated to staff the Women and Child Help Desks.


a. Training Policy for different ranks

No information received.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

The training academy of Delhi is at Jharoda Kalan, all trainings are common except, in-service training which is designed especially for women/men.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

Only separate barracks and toilets for women in this institution and its wings, no crèche, and no schools are provided.

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

The RTI answer from Jharoda Kalan, the training institute for Delhi constables and Sub-Inspectors does not provide any details of the faculty break up. The Institute states that there is no permanent faculty.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

The RTI specifies leave rules applicable as per the rule 43 of the Central Civil Services, (Leave) Rules, 1972 are applicable to the women police personnel’s for all ranks.

a. Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is given for 180 days as per the rule 43 of the Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972.

b. Child Care Leave

Child care leave is given for 730 days as per the rule 43 of the Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972.

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

Financial Year Amount (in crores Rs) % increase from previous year
2013-2014 4558.21  
2014-2015 5036.47 10.49
2015-2016 5372.88 5.79

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

There is no exclusive allocation for women police.  No information is provided regarding building infrastructure and providing specific facilities to women such as separate toilets and restrooms.

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

There is no allocation of funds exclusively for women under the Modernization of the Police force Scheme.

New Developments

No information available.