Key Facts

10.80% women in Police

35.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

0.00% 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

1

1

0

2

Addl. DGP

0

0

0

3

IGP

1

0

1

4

DIG

2

1

1

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

17

14

3

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

9

0

9

7

ASP/DySP

53

21

32

8

Inspector

96

75

21

9

Sub-Inspector

439

308

131

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

255

197

58

11

Head Constable

1,514

987

527

12

Constable

5,925

5,413

512

 

Total

8,312

7,017

1,295

b. Total Number of Police Units

Police Unit

Total Number

Police Zones

0

Police Ranges

0

Police Districts

2

Police sub-Divisions

8

Police Circles

0

Police Stations

26

Police Outposts

33

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

 

Sanctioned

Actual

Civil Police

282.77

259.87

Total Police

417.48

352.44

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

1

0

0

2

Addl. DGP

0

0

0

3

IGP

0

0

0

4

DIG

1

0

0

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

14

3

21.43%

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

0

0

0

7

ASP/DySP/ Asst. Comn

21

4

19.05%

8

Inspector

75

4

5.33%

9

Sub-Inspector

308

44

14.28%

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

197

23

11.67%

11

Head Constable

987

124

12.56%

12

Constable

5,413

556

10.27%

 

Total

7,017

758

10.80%

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

Police Units

Strength

Total Police Districts

2

Districts headed by women (specialized police stations)*

2

Total Police Stations

29

Police Stations headed by Women as on 31.07.2016

1

*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 Goa located in Panaji. 

b. Rank-wise sanctioned and actual strength at the All-Women Police Station

DESIGNATION

SANCTIONED

ACTUAL

Police Inspector

1

0

Women Police Inspector

0

2

Police Sub Inspector

1

0

Women Police Sub Inspector

1

2

Assistant Sub Inspector

0

0

Women Assistant Sub Inspector

1

1

Head Constable

0

0

Women Head Constable

4

4

Police Constable

2

5

Women Police Constable

10

13

Total

20

27

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

No information received.

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

The DGP’s office responded that they do not have any information regarding questions asked on reservation policy for women in Goa Police. 

Recruitment

a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women

The DGP’s Office does not specifically address the question regarding separate cadre for men and women.  It seems that there is separate cadre, for the RTI reply states that the state government has created 79 posts of police Sub-Inspectors (Female) and 221 posts of Police Constables (Female) in Goa police department. These have been created for the purpose of "setting up women battalion for specific purpose and to solve problems of women and children so as to create comfortable and secure environment for women.”

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

As per the RTI response, women are inducted in all ranks between Deputy Superintendent of Police and Constable where direct recruitment does take place. 

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

No such steps have been taken.

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

Information regarding posting and transfer is said to be not available with the office as per the RTI response.

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

Information regarding promotion is said to be not available with the office as per the RTI response.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

The information regarding women and child desks has been provided at the sub- divisional level.  Goa has 8 sub-divisions: Panaji, Porvorim, Mapusa, Bicholim, Ponda, Margao, Vasco and Quepem.  Women and Child Help Desks are said to have been set up in all sub-divisions except Margao which responded saying information is not available with their office. 

b. Mandate, functions and powers

Panaji, Porvorim, Mapusa, Bicholim, Ponda and Quepen did not provide information regarding mandate and powers of the women and child help desks. They responded saying information on this issue is not available at their office. 

Margao and Vasco sub-divisions shared a note issued by the Office of Inspector General of Police dated 10/12/2014, No. PA/IGP/184/2014, taking note that women help desks had become defunct, and accordingly, directing that these be made operational 24x7 immediately with the available staff in the police station.  According to this note, the help desk is to be attended by a Constable/Head Constable/Assistant Sub-Inspector of the police station staff.

Additionally, Margao sub-division shared a circular issued by the Office of the Inspector General of Police dated 12/12/2014 (No. PA/IGP/185/2014) directing that a special e-mail address, womanhelp.goapolice@nic.in, be activated in addition to the exclusive 24x7 toll free helpline for facilitating women complainants.  The circular lays down the procedure for operating the e-mail address. It states that the Superintendent of Police (SP) Crime in charge of the Women Police Station, is to supervise the e-mail and can designate an Inspector to operate the e-mail.  On receiving an email, the procedure to be followed is as follows:

The SP Crime is to mark it to various police stations under the jurisdiction/women police station for immediate action; The Inspector must acknowledge the e-mail immediately; The acknowledgement e-mail must mention the name of the concerned officer (with name, designation and telephone No.) to whom the email has been forwarded for necessary action; and The SP Crime is to submit a fortnightly report to the DIG Crime and Range. 

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

No

Sub-Division (police stations covered)

Rank of officers to be designated at Women and Child Help Desks

Whether Women and Child Help Desks are required to be staffed only by women

1

Panaji

Women Police Constables

Information denied as according to the RTI response, query doesn’t come under sec. 2(f) of RTI Act, 2005.

2

Quepem

Police Sub Inspector, Women Head Constable, Women Police Constable

No.

3

Porovorim

 

(Porvorim, Calangute and Saligao police stations)

Women Head Constable and Women Police Constables

Information is not available with the office

4

Ponda 

 

(Ponda and Collem police stations)

Women Head Constable and Women Police Constable 

Information denied as according to the RTI response, query doesn’t come under sec. 2(f) of RTI Act, 2005.

5

Mapusa 

 

(Mapusa, Pernem and Anjuna police stations)

Women Head Constable and Women Police Constable

Information denied as according to the RTI response, query doesn’t come under sec. 2(f) of RTI Act, 2005.

6

Biocholim 

 

(Bicholim and Valpoi police stations)

Biocholim Police Station: 1 Police Sub Inspector, 1 Women Head Constable, 5 Women Police Constables.

Valpoi Police Station

1 Assistant Sub Inspector, 1 Head Constable, 1 Women Police Constable 

No.

7

Margao 

 

(Margao town, Maina Curtorim, Colva, Cuncolim and Women and Child Protection Unit)

Rank of officers designated to the women and child help desks for each police station under Margao sub-division varies:

Margao: ASI deployed round the clock

Maina Curtorim: PSI deployed round the clock

Colva: Head Constable deployed round the clock

Cuncolim: ASI deployed round the clock

Women and Child Protection Unit: Information not available

 

Required information is NIL 

8

Vasco

 

(Vasco town, Verna, Mormugao, Dabolim Airport and Vasco Railway Police Station)

Rank of officers designated to the women and child help desks for each police station under Vasco sub-division varies:

Vasco: WPSI, WHC, WPC

Verna: PSI, PC and WPC

Mormugao: WPC

Dabolim: WHC

Vasco railway police station: No lady staff officer/head constable is available at this police station. Cases related to Women and Child are attended by Women Police Constable.

 

Women and child help desks are staffed by women police and also assisted by male police at police stations of Vasco Sub-Division. 

*WPSI – Women Police Sub-Inspector; WHC – Women Head constable; WPC – Women Police Constable; ASI – Assistant Sub-Inspector; PSI – Police Sub-Inspector; PC – Police Constable

Training

a. Training Policy for different ranks

No information received.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

No information received.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

No information received.

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

No information received. 

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

Goa provides 180 days for all personnel of state cadre from the rank of deputy superintendent of police to constable.

b. Child Care Leave

There is 730 days for all personnel of state cadre from the rank of deputy superintendent of police to constable.

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

Financial Year

Amount (in lakhs Rs)

%increase from previous year

2013-2014

27635.20

 

2014-2015

28985.30

4.88%

2015-2016

37853.47

30.59%

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

No information received. 

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 prioritize amenities such as separate toilet facilities, restrooms, and lockable shelf storage in all new police stations, outposts and barracks proposed under the MPF scheme. 

The following table provides details of Goa Annual Action Plan for the past three financial years:

Financial Year

Plan

(in lakh Rs)

Total 

Allocation for Women Police

Allocation in %

Plan

Non-Plan

2014-2015

State Action Plan 

260

158

418

-

 

Supplementary Plan 

52

31.61

83.61

52

62.19%

2015-2016

State Action Plan 

-

157.98

157.98

-

-

Supplementary Plan 

-

31.60

31.60

-

-

2016-2017

State Action Plan

-

158

158

-

-

Supplementary Plan

-

31.68

31.68

-

-

State Action Plans - Goa (2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017)

In the past three years, Goa included an allocation for women only in 2014-2015, in its supplementary action plan, for total 52 lakhs (which constituted the entire Plan budget).  This cost was towards construction of toilets, restrooms and store rooms in some of the existing police stations in North and South districts of Goa. (Note: The RTI reply does not specify the names of police stations). 

New Developments

No information available.