Key Facts

7.23% women in Police

0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

33.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016

 

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39 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

6

6

0

2

Addl. DGP

20

18

2

3

IGP

32

26

6

4

DIG

28

23

5

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

136

101

35

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

0

0

0

7

ASP/DySP

464

425

39

8

Inspector

1,265

743

522

9

Sub-Inspector

4,251

2,255

1,996

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

11,614

9,080

2,534

11

Head Constable

17,411

13,493

3,918

12

Constable

71,604

49,866

21,738

 

Total

1,06,831

76,036

30,795

b. Total Number of Police Units

Police Unit

Total Number

Police Zones

0

Police Ranges

9

Police Districts

40

Police sub-Divisions

98

Police Circles

85

Police Stations

650

Police Outposts

1243

c. Police-Population Ratio (Police personnel per lakh of population)

 

Sanctioned

Actual

Civil Police

133.53

92.56

Total Police

168.87

120.19

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

6

1

16.67%

2

Addl. DGP

18

0

0%

3

IGP

26

1

3.84%

4

DIG

23

2

8.69%

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

101

14

13.86%

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

0

0

0%

7

ASP/DySP

425

21

4.94%

8

Inspector

743

9

1.21%

9

Sub-Inspector

2,255

356

15.78%

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

9,080

300

3.30%

11

Head Constable

13,493

629

4.66%

12

Constable

49,866

4,163

8.34%

 

Total

76,036

5,496

7.23%

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

Police Units

Strength

Total Police Districts

40

Districts headed by women (specialized police stations)

No information received

Total Police Stations

627

Police Stations headed by Women as on 31.07.2016

No information received

All Women Police Stations

a. Total number of All-Women Police Stations

In 2010, Gujarat set up 19 All-Women Police Stations having jurisdiction over Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch, Valsad, Nadiyad, Jungadh, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Bhuj, Bhavnagar, Navsari, Anand and Gandhinagar. By June 2016, 39 All-Women Police Stations were set up in Gujarat. 

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

No information regarding sanctioned strength in All-Women Police Stations has been provided.

No.

City / district

W. PI

W. PSI

W.ASI

W.HC

W.PC

Dr.PC

Total

1

Ahmedabad city

1

5

0

8

21

0

35

2

Ahmedabad City

1

6

12

18

37

3

77

3

Surat City

1

1

1

2

10

0

15

4

Vadodara City

1

3

8

10

33

0

55

5

Rajkot City

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

6

Ahmedabad Rural

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

7

Kheda – Nadiad

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

8

Anand

1

2

0

3

9

0

15

9

Sabarkantha

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

10

Gandhinagar

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

11

Mehsana

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

12

Vadodar Rural

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

13

Panchmahal – Godhra

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

14

Bharuch

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

15

Narmada

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

16

Dahod

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

17                                                                                                                          

Surat Rural

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

18

Valsad

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

19

Navsari

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

20

Dang – Awah

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

21

Tapi – Vyara

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

22

Rajkot Rural

0

3

0

4

12

0

19

23

Surendranagar

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

24

Jamnagar

0

3

6

10

44

0

63

25

Junagadh

1

2

1

2

9

0

15

26

Porbandar

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

27

Bhavnagar

1

2

0

3

9

0

15

28

Amreli

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

29

Kutch – West Bhuj

1

3

9

15

45

1

74

30

Kutch East Gandhidham

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

31

Banaskantha

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

32

Patan

1

2

6

10

30

1

50

33

Aravalli – Modasa

1

2

3

6

15

1

28

34

Mahisagar – Lunawada

1

2

3

6

15

1

28

35

Chota Udaipur

1

2

3

6

15

1

28

36

Botad

1

2

3

6

15

1

28

37

Morbi

1

2

3

6

15

1

28

38

Devbhoomi Dwarka

1

2

3

6

15

1

28

39

Gir – somnath

1

2

3

6

15

1

28

 

Total

37

98

220

387

1144

33

1919

c. Mandate, functions and powers

No further information regarding mandate and powers, as requested in the RTI, was provided by the department. 

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

Gujarat brought in reservation for women in police recruitment through NOTIFICATION NO. MHK/102014/3080/S(P/F.1) which was notified on 3/9/2014. The notification reserves 33% for women in direct recruitment in the following cadres:

Police Sub-Inspector (Non-armed) Assistant Sub-Inspector (Non-armed) Police Constable (Non-armed) Police Constable (Armed)

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

No information received.

Recruitment

a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women.

The Office of the Inspector General of Police and Chief Police Officer responded that the women police cadre was abolished. Therefore, there is common cadre for recruitment.

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

As per Notification No. MHK/102014/3080/S(P/F.1), women are inducted by direct recruitment for the non-armed cadres of Police Sub-Inspector (Non-Armed), Assistant Sub-Inspector (Non-Armed), Police Constable (Non-Armed) and Police Constable (Armed).

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 Constables

Transfer of women police is regulated under the notification issued by the Home Department of Gujarat dated 25th November 2005 ref no. TRF/1098/1432/g-2. Point 16 of the notification provides that a plea made by a women officer/employee to be appointed in any important position or location shall be allowed after reasonable and considerate deliberation, except in cases where it is hampering public interest and administrative requirements.

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

There are no separate rules for the promotion of women.  Further, there are no special rules and no reservation for the appointment of women from police constable to police sub-inspector and is based on seniority.  Sr. No. MHK/102014/3630/S dated 19th January 2015 states that a police Inspector will be promoted only as per the seniority list, with no special provision to women police officers.

The posts of Police Constable (Women) and Police Constable (Non-armed) were merged and the seniority of the women police serving in these posts is calculated as per the notification issued by the General Administration Department dated SNR/102008/487431/G-5 and notification no. SNR/102008/487431/G-5 dated 30th January 2014.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

Gujarat has set up Women and Child Help Desks in all cities/districts pursuant to guidelines provided under a letter issued by the Home department of Gujarat bearing no. SB-1/KAV/102012/14687 dated 29.01.2013.  This was preceded by letter no. SB-1/KAV/102012/14687 on 26th December 2012 which was circulated to all Commissioners of Police and Superintendents of Police.  The Department issued broad guidelines for the functioning of the help desks which are to be performed by women police.  One of the measures was setting up the Women and Child Help Desk.

The guidelines were framed in the backdrop of increasing crimes against women which clarify the functions of the Police in combatting such crimes, infrastructure facilities to be set up throughout the state and the Police Station in order to prevent such crimes, jurisdiction of the police officers and measures to prevent sexual harassment at workplace.

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

The specific mandate issued by the Home Department has not been provided.

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

Pursuant to the guidelines under Sr. No. SB-1/KAV/102012/14687, every women’s help desk consists of 1 Woman constable / Police constable to carry out the mandate of the guidelines.

Training

a. Training Policy for different ranks

There is no training policy but the training is provided according to a Syllabus prepared for the same.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

Training is common training for men and women in Gujarat at all levels.

c. Special facilities for women in training academies

As per RTI reply from the O/O the Additional DGP (Training), separate barracks and toilets are provided for women police in training schools.

Gender Sensitization course

No copy of the syllabus was provided.  However, the reply says that the course includes training on: demographic profile and socio-cultural background of women, domestic violence, unnatural deaths, gender justice, human rights and international convention relating to women, criminal justice system, penal and personal laws, role of NGOs and media, forensic science in investigation and trial, sexual harassment at workplace, rape, custodial care of women and juvenile justice system.

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

No information was provided regarding the gender-wise break up of faculty at training institutions.  The total staff engaged for indoor and outdoor training in all four training institutes in Gujarat is 465 members. As per RTI reply from the O/O the Additional DGP (Training), faculties are invited on a requirement basis and hence, are not permanent.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

In November 2014, Gujarat passed the Gujarat Civil Services Rules 2014, increasing maternity leave from 135 days to 180 days. 

b. Child Care Leave

No information has been provided regarding child care leave.

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

Financial Year

Amount (in Rs.)

%increase from previous year

2013-2014

26,21,12,98,000

-

2014-2015

28,75,31,32,000

9.70%

2015-2016

32,74,75,74,000

13.89%

b. Allocation for Women from the state Police budget

This information has not been provided.

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

Financial Year

Plan

(Rs in Crore)

Total 

Allocation for Women Police

Allocation in %

Plan

Non-Plan

2014-2015

State Action Plan 

39.62

64.97

104.49

-

-

Supplementary Plan 

 

 

 

-

-

2015-2016

State Action Plan 

 

39.53

39.53

-

-

Supplementary Plan 

 

7.90 

7.90 

-

-

2016-2017

State Action Plan

 

41

41

-

-

Supplementary Plan

 

8.30

8.30

-

-

Unlike other states, Gujarat has not provided the full action plan.  Therefore, it is unclear whether specific facilities have been provided to women police.

New Developments

No information available.