Key Facts

9.12% women in Police

0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

0.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016

 


0 All Women Police Stations

Police Data

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

No

Rank

Sanctioned

Actual

Vacancy

1

DGP/Spl DGP

7

0

7

2

Addl. DGP

10

5

5

3

IGP

21

11

10

4

DIG

15

1

14

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

69

25

44

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

21

11

10

7

ASP/DySP

246

138

108

8

Inspector

873

732

141

9

Sub-Inspector

2,282

1,263

1,019

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

5,101

3,611

1,490

11

Head Constable

10,398

6,585

3,813

12

Constable

44,703

33,285

11,418

 

Total

63,746

45,667

18,079

b. Total Number of Police Units

Police Unit

Total Number

Police Zones

0

Police Ranges

7

Police Districts

21

Police sub-Divisions

47

Police Circles

0

Police Stations

295

Police Outposts

317

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

 

Sanctioned

Actual

Civil Police

213.06

153.65

Total Police

230.03

164.79

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

0

0

0

2

Addl. DGP

5

0

0

3

IGP

11

2

18.18%

4

DIG

1

0

0

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

25

5

20%

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

11

0

0

7

ASP/DySP

138

16

11.59%

8

Inspector

732

60

8.20%

9

Sub-Inspector

1,263

182

14.41%

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

3,611

287

7.95%

11

Head Constable

6,585

314

4.77%

12

Constable

33,285

3,300

9.91%

 

Total

45,667

4,166

9.12%

e. Number of Districts and Police Stations headed by Women

Police Units

Strength

Total Police Districts

21

Districts headed by women (specialized police stations)

No information has been provided

Total Police Stations

290

Police Stations headed by Women as on 31.07.2016

1

All Women Police Stations

a. Total Number of All-Women Police Station

No information received. 

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

Haryana has 22 districts out of which, 17 districts responded with the rank-wise sanctioned and actual strength of Women Police Stations.

District/ Designation

Inspector

Sub-Inspector

Assistant Sub-Inspector

Head Constable

Constable

 

Sanctioned

 Actual

Sanctioned

Actual

Sanctioned

Actual

Sanctioned

Actual

Sanctioned 

Actual

Sirsa

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

20

 

Rohtak

1

1

2

2

3

4

4

10

20

24

Faridabad

0

1

0

5

1

10

1

2

2

34

Yamunanagar

 

1

 

2

 

8

 

2

 

22

Kurukshetra 

1

0

2

1

3

3

4

4

2

12

Gurgaon

1

1

0

3

2

7

2

4

7

20

Jind

1

0

5

1

10

3+1

* (+) indicates male police posted at the AWPS.

16

5

32

16+5

Karnal

1

1

8

1

16

4+3

24

5+7

48

22+2

Hisar

1

0

2

2

3

5

4

2

20

34

Narnaul

0

1

3

1

5

6

0

0

61

50

Nunh

0

0

2

1

4

3

6

2

65

34

Fatehbad

0

1

3

6

5

2

7

12

71

76

Revadi

1

No information received

2

No information received

3

No information received

4

No information received

20

No information received

Ambala

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

20

 

Palwal

1

1

6

1

12

2

20

3

40

11

Sonepat(Sonepat/Khanpur Khalan)

1/1

1/1

0/1

2/2

1/1

3/3

1/1

4/4

10/18

20/20

Kaithal

1

0

2

3

3

2

4

4

20

29

 

Note: The reply from Karnal and Palwal stated that there is no sanctioned strength for women police for All Women Police Station. However, the reply of the Director General of Police, Haryana provided the sanctioned strength of women police for all districts having All Women Police Stations in Haryana.

c. Mandate, functions and Powers

Constitution:

Women Police Stations were inaugurated in all districts of Haryana on 28th August 2015.  The Home Department issued a Notification No. S.O. 140/CA 2/1974/S 2/2015 dated 4th August 2015 laying down the mandate and jurisdiction of the Women Police Stations including specific offences under local and special offences they must investigate.  Subsequent to the notification, the Home Department issued a memo No. 16/26/2012-4HG-1 on 5th August 2015 addressed to all CPs, SPs, Deputy Commissioners and Divisional Commissioners in Haryana to take necessary steps to ensure the opening of Women Police Stations and Counselling Centres at District Headquarters.

The Counselling Centres were to be set up at the Police Stations to dispose family disputes and dowry cases through mediations.  Apart from this, Women and Child Welfare Officer would be on the premises.

Standing Order No. 137 dated 24th August 2015 provides the standard operating procedure and functions of women police stations which are enclosed here (English, Hindi).  The Standing Order provides the mandate on strength, jurisdiction, maintenance of record, registers, driver staff, lock up, kot, malkhana, kitchen/ sweeping/ gardening/ other services in the police stations, SDO/JDO, legal assistance, annual firing, ilaqua magistrate, mediation centre, Office of Protection-cum-Probation Officer, Mahila PCR, Anti Eve-Teasing staff, Woman Helpline No., Mahila Rapid Action Force/Reserve and Supervision. 

Each Women Police Station has jurisdiction over the entire district except Khanpur Kalan and Sonepat.  The complainants have the liberty to report and register cases wither in the local police station or in the WPS. It is mandatory for the officer in charge of the local police station to immediately initiate the legal process as per the Code of Criminal Procedure if an information about commission of offences provided in the Standing Order is received.  After registering the crime and completion of formalities, the complainant is given the opportunity to express his/her choice for transferring the case to the WPS of the District for further investigation.

In order to effectively deal with the increasing number of complaints being registered for crimes committed against women, the Office of the Director General of Police, Haryana issued a notification vide No. 676-99/CAW-6 dated 9th October 2015 which recommends increasing the strength of women inspectors and sub-inspectors, having a separate website for each WPS, taking assistance of NGOs and social workers to counsel complainants and victims and encouraging women investigating officers to work fearlessly among several measures which are enclosed here.

Note: Most districts have provided a copy of the Standing Order with the Standing Operation Procedure and the Gazette Notification with the RTI replies.

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

The RTI reply from Karnal states that a formal inspection evaluating the functioning of Women Police Stations was done but no note has been attached with the reply.

The RTI reply from Sonepat stated that the information relating to evaluation of performance of All Women Police Stations, departmental notifications consisting mandate and powers of AWPS and the total number of AWPS in Haryana pertains to another department.

Note: This response by the Office of the Deputy Superintendent Police of Sonepat goes against the Right to Information Act, 2005. Section 6 (3) of the RTI Act requires a public authority to transfer an RTI application to such other public authority when the latter is more suited to provide the information being sought. Such transfer has to be made within 5 days of receipt of the application and the applicant is to be informed of such transfer. The request for information on Evaluation of All Women Police Station must have been transferred to the concerned unit. 

Reservation

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

No reservation is provided in recruitment of women Constables.  However, Haryana Police has separate cadre for men and women in the ranks of Constable and Head Constable.  The requirement of women Constable is made against the sanctioned posts of female Constable in their cadre and the rank of Head Constable is being filled up by promotion against the posts for female cadre.

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

No informaton received.

Recruitment

a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women.

Separate cadres have been created for men and women for the ranks of Constable and Head Constable by a Letter No. 10161-65/B-3 dated 11th August 1996.

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

No reservation is provided in recruitment of women Constables. However, Haryana Police has separate cadre for men and women in the ranks of Constable and Head Constable. The requirement of women Constable is made against the sanctioned posts of female Constable in their cadre and the rank of Head Constable is being filled up by promotion against the posts for female cadre.

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

The RTI reply stated that the Haryana Staff Selection Commission is in the process of recruiting 1000 Female Constables.

Further, the Recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Empowerment of Women in 21st Report issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs has been enclosed with the RTI reply which reviews the Working condition of Women in Police Force and recommends measures that need to be taken to ensure more induction of women police, providing flexibility, separate amenities and taking action against sexual harassment at workplace.

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 uniform set of guidelines have been shared by the Police Headquarters.  The query was forwarded to all districts wherein, the following responses were received: 

Posting and transfer are done on administrative grounds and need basis in Gurgaon district.  Posting and promotion are done as per the orders of the senior police officers in Ambala and Narnaul. 

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

Kurukshetra replied that seniority is calculated differently for promotion of women since there is a separate cadre for women. The RTI reply from Kurukshetra has further cited notifications and standing orders available on the website of Haryana Police.  Promotion of women police in Fatehbad is as per the orders of the Inspector General and the district office.  Hisar, Karnal and Faridabad have denied the existence of separate norms for promotion of women police.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

Women Help Desks were set up by Standing Order 142 dated 4th August 2016 in the backdrop of increasing crimes against women.  The setting up of the Women Help Desks was to facilitate registration of complaints regarding crimes against women.  This help desk is mandated to work between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM constituting 3 women police.  The complaints must also be reviewed by the District Superintendent of Police on a weekly basis.

Letter numbered 1500-20/CAW dated 15th December 2014 from the office of the DGP, Haryana mandates the creation of child help desks at the district level to deal with cases of missing children, elopement, child victims of crime. 

The following information about creation of Women and Child Help Desks has been provided: 

District

Police Station where Women Help Desk situated

Standing Order 142 dated 04.08.2016 received with reply

Standing Order 137 dated 24.08.2015 received with reply

Yamunanagar

Women Help desk set up only in 2 police stations: Jagadhari and Bilaspur

Yes

No

Kurukshetra 

 

Women Help desk set up 

No

Yes

Bhiwani

Women Help desk set up only in 4 police stations: bhiwani, tosham, loharu and sadar dadri

Yes

No

Fatehbad

Women Help desk set up only in 2 police stations: Tohaana and Ratia

No

No

Rewari

Women Help desk set up only in 2 police stations: Kosli and Baval

No

No

Ambala

 

Women Help desk set up

No

 

Hisar

Women Help desk set up only in 2 police stations: Hansi and Barawala

No

No

Haja (Palwal)

Child Help Desk has been established at the thana level and women help desk has been established at the block level

No

Yes

Narnaul

Women Help desk set up at every police station

No

No

Kaithal

Women Help desk set up only in 2 police stations and 1 Child Help Desk

Yes

No

Nunh

3 Women and Child Help Desks have been established

No

No

Jind

Women and Child Help Desks have been established in every police station.

Yes

Yes

 

While Narnaul, Jind, Hisar, Kaithal and Sonepat stated that the help desks are composed solely by women police, Ambala denied providing the information on the ground that the query does not fall under the ambit of sec. 2(f) of the RTI Act, 2005 and the other districts provided no information on the composition.  As per the mandate, several NGOs are also part of the Women and Child Help Desks in several districts.

b. Mandate, functions and powers

No information received.

c. Rank and gender-wise strength from women and Child Help Desks

No information received.

Training

Existence of separate training policy

Haryana lays down a separate training policy by a Standing Order of the Haryana Police Academy with specialized courses in addition to the basic, refresher and promotional courses.  Further, pursuant to the directions of BPR&D, New Delhi, directions were issued to all districts to depute male and female trainees so that police tasks with public interface may be allotted in equal proportions to women in police so that women police officials are provided adequate training.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

Common training is provided for men and women.  However, there are additional specialized courses for women police including Haryana Mahila Rapid Action Force, Unarmed Combat for Crime Against Women, Developing Specialist Investigator for Lady Investigation Officers, etc. 

c. Special Facilities for Women in Training academies/ colleges/centres

The reply to the RTI application stated that 4 separate barracks with capacity of 80-100 individuals each have been constructed having separate toilets and bathrooms.  Additionally, separate hostels have been provided to women with infants.  Letter numbered 15011/21/2013-SC/ST-W dated 26.8.2014 enlists the amenities that must be provided to women police such as exclusive toilets, restrooms, crèches, daycare centers etc.

Gender Sensitization

Basic and Promotional Courses have included this through questionnaires followed by group discussions.  A specialized programme of short duration on “Gender Sensitization, Crime against Women and Criminal Law Amendment, 2013” has been introduced. The training for Recruit Constables also includes a course on Gender Sensitization.  Apart from this, In-Service Courses have been held between 2008 and 2016 which is enclosed here.

d. Gender wise break up of faculty at training institutions

There are 459 faculty members (ranging from the rank of DGP to grade 4 police personnel) including 3 women personnel between the ranks of DSP and HC.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

As per the RTI response it is given for 6 months for the first two births and up to 3 months for the third birth.  Maternity leave is not available after the third birth.

b. Child Care Leave

This is available for 730 days, for up to 2 eldest surviving children till they attain majority.

Budget for Women Police

a. Total State Police Budget from 2013-2016a.

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

Financial Year

Amount

% increase from previous year

2013-2014

Rs. 20,31,85,81,000

-

2014-2015

Rs. 26,25,24,93,000

29.20%

2015-2016

Rs  27,39,30,32,000

4.34%

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

No budget has been allocated for building facilities for women police at police stations in the annual budget plan under head “Capital Outlay on Police(Plan)” for the year 2013-14, 2014-15. And 2015-16. 

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

Haryana police has denied information regarding the State Action Plan under the MPF scheme under Section 8(g) of the RTI Act.

Separate facilities for women at police stations

The provisioning branch of the police headquarters shared details of a memo issued by the Haryana Police Housing Corporation laying down a proposed plan for a standard police station including facilities to be provided for women police.  The plan includes separate toilet and restroom facilities, as well as a separate Women and Child Room. Copy of the proposed layout plan can be accessed here. 

New Developments

No information available.