Key Facts

12.25% women in Police

0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

0.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016

 

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5 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

9

-8

2

Addl. DGP

8

6

2

3

IGP

21

17

4

4

DIG

14

10

4

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

56

64

-8

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

60

55

5

7

ASP/DySP

202

168

34

8

Inspector

265

240

25

9

Sub-Inspector

669

535

134

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

1,048

972

76

11

Head Constable

2,869

2,725

144

12

Constable

11,719

11,266

453

 

Total

16,932

16,067

865

b. Total Number of Police Units

Police Unit

Total Number

Police Zones

0

Police Ranges

3

Police Districts

13

Police sub-Divisions

25

Police Circles

0

Police Stations

116

Police Outposts

145

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

 

Sanctioned

Actual

Civil Police

148.77

141.72

Total Police

237.51

225.38

Rank-wise Number and Percentage of Women police

No

Rank

Total Police (Actual)

Women Police (Actual)

Women Police as % of total police

1

DGP/Spl DGP

9

5

55.55%

2

Addl. DGP

6

0

0

3

IGP

17

1

5.88%

4

DIG

10

1

10%

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn

64

8

12.5%

6

Addl. SP/Dy. Comn

55

2

3.64%

7

ASP/DySP

168

6

3.57%

8

Inspector

240

5

2.08%

9

Sub-Inspector

535

23

4.30%

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

972

21

2.16%

11

Head Constable

2,725

93

3.41%

12

Constable

11,266

1,803

16%

 

Total

16,067

1,968

12.25%

Total number of Districts and Police Stations headed by Women

Police Units

Strength

Total Police Districts

13

Districts headed by women (specialized police stations)*

No information received

Total Police Stations

112

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

There are 5 All-Women Police Stations located at Baddi, Dharamshala, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla.

In a notification (No Home-(A) B (1)-4/2015 dated 15 January 2016, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh established All Women Police Stations in Kullu and Baddi. (Hyperlink the notification) As per Government of Himachal Pradesh, Home Department notification no. home )A) (B) 1-6/2014 dated 110th December, 2014, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh established the All Woman Police Station in Shimla, Dharamshala and Mandi with concurrent jurisdiction with all Police Stations situated in the respective districts for all Woman related matters. 

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

The staffing pattern has been laid down in the Standard Operating Procedure through Notification No. CB-3-36 (IUCAW)/2015 -10676-93 dated 26 July 2016 issued by the office of the DGP. The following information was provided but it is unclear whether this is actual strength or the sanctioned strength.

Name of All Woman Police Station

Lady Inspector

Lady SI

Lady SI

Lady HC

Constable Female

Constable Male

Total

Shimla

01

01

02

03

10

04

21

Dharamshala

01

01

02

03

10

04

21

Mandi

01

01

02

03

10

04

21

Kullu

01

01

02

03

10

04

21

Baddi

01

01

02

03

10

04

21

Total

5

5

10

15

50

20

105

c. Mandate, functions and powers

The office of Superintendent of Police in Kullu has sent the Standard Operating Procedure which lays down the objective of setting up All Woman Police Station, Staffing Pattern, Roles and Responsibilities and Miscellaneous amongst others.

The objective is to investigate heinous crimes against women. They are mandated to perform: 

Proactive policing, intelligence gathering, tackling organized crimes, monitoring and proper implementation of legislative provisions, help in awareness generation and social participation about crimes against women.  In case of matrimonial discord, they will facilitate counselling affected parties of domestic disputes (and assist them to settle and live cordially), register and investigate criminal cases.  Thumbs UP-Hyperlink- (In English and Hindi) Take cognizance in crimes committed under laws listed 1 to the SOP.(The Annexure has not been provided)

Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) is collated with the All-Women Police Stations and work from the same premises.  However this unit will function slightly independently due to funding and mandate issues.

The office of the Additional SP, Kangra enclosed Order No. 31707-47A dated 2nd July, 2002 issued by the office of the DGP laying down rules to be followed keeping in mind the special problems faced and the family responsibilities that women police have.  This includes rules on creches, medical checkup, redressal of sexual harassment at workplace and the Code of Conduct in workplace issued by the National Commission for Women.

In addition to the SOP issued by the office of DGP for All-Women Police Stations, the office of Superintendent of Police, Baddi district issued an order dated 7 September, 2016, laying down the roles, responsibilities and duties of the All-Women Police Stations.

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

No information has been provided regarding the method of evaluation of the All-Women Police Station. The Office of the Superintendent of Police, Mandi stated that since the Woman Police Station has been functioning since 4th September, 2016, its performance has not been evaluated.

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 office of Director-General of Police responded that there is no provision in the reservation policy issued by the Government of Himachal Pradesh vide letter no PER )AP –C-B (12)-1/98 dated 20 August 1998 to provide reservation for women.

Recruitment

a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women.

Information provided states that there is no separate cadre for women police in Himachal Pradesh. A common cadre exists for both men and women. 

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

Information provided states that as per the provision of HPR 1934, induction through direct recruitment at the ranks of the Constable is 100% and Sub Inspector is 40%.

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

Information provided by the office of Director-General of Police states that there are no special norms on posting and transfer exclusively for women in the Police Department.

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

There are no special norms for promotion of women

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

No information has been furnished regarding setting up of women and child help desks.

Information relating to the establishment of Special Juvenile Police Unit in each station has been provided by Standing Order No CB-2-17 (Juvenile) 2012 -5057 dated 28 February, 2013. 

Standing order No. 1 of 2013 states that in accordance with the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act and the order passed by the Honorable Supreme Court in the case of “Bachpan Bachao Andolan” v Union of India, Special Juvenile Police Units are to be established in each district headquarter as well as in each police station. (This Standing Order replaces Standing order No 3 of 2011 issued earlier through Office No. CB 2-12/2010-13694-707 dated 27 April, 2011.)

b. Mandate, functions and powers

No information has been furnished regarding the mandate of such desks and rank of officers.  The DGPs office has replied that information regarding specific duties to be performed exclusively by women police is not available with the law and order branch.

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

No information has been received.

Training

a. Training Policy for different ranks

The office of the Inspector General of Police, Police Training College, Daroh in Kangra provided a document titled “Training Policy of HP Police’ which underlines the objective, importance and components of training.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

No information received.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

Information provided by the Police Training College states that there is no notification/circular/standing order.  However, the Academy has a separate barrack for accommodating 60 women and equipped with separate toilet and bathroom facility in each room.

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

While no separate gender wise break up is given, however there are at least two women trainers.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

In Himachal Pradesh, the department of finance dated 31st July, 2009 allowed maternity benefit up to 12 weeks which is equivalent to 90 days.  Another notification was given by the Department of Finance, Himachal Pradesh government where maternity leave for female government servants was enhanced from 90 days to 135 days.  According to CCS (leave) rules, 1972 maternity leave of 180 days was granted to any female government servant (including an apprentice).

b. Child Care Leave

There is no provision for Child Care Leave for Women State Government Employees. But in the HP CCS leave rules, 2012 under section 1.6.4 which talks about commuted leave, it has been mentioned that one can take leave for one year in continuation with maternity leave.   

If a female government servant does not have more than one surviving child and wants to adopt a child of less than one year old, she can avail child care leave up to one year.  Thus two conditions must be satisfied on the date of adoption of a child: (1) the female government servant should not have more than one surviving child; and (2) the adopted child should be below the age of one. 

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

Financial Year

Amount (in lakhs Rs)

% increase from previous year

2013-2014

66875.72

-

2014-2015

74265.05

11.04

2015-2016

73886.59

-0.5

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

The office of the Director General of Police enclosed letter no 02/1/03 dated 12 December, 2003, by which Rs. 20,80,000 was sanctioned for the construction of rest room cum toilet for women police in 27 police stations across Shimla, Solan, Kangra, Hamirpur, Sirmour, Kullu, Mandi and Kinnaur. The office of the Superintendent of Police, Mandi informed that separate rest room cum toilets have been constructed in 4 police stations and 1 police post in Mandi.  It states that no specific budget has been provided for the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 for the purpose of building facilities for women police station at the police stations.  The office of the Superintendent of Police of Baddi district replied that the total budget for the district for the financial year 2015-2016 is Rs. 14,22,70,882. No special budget was allotted for the year 2015-2016 for building facilities to women police at the police station.  There is no separate budgetary allocation for the women for the police in, however Rs.10 lakh was allocated to repair the All-Women Police Station.  The office of the DGP in a Standing Order No: L&O-7-1/2013 issued on 2nd January 2013 provided for welfare facilities of Women Constables (including separate toilets, bathrooms, creches, reservation in accommodation, medical checkup to reduce anemia among other measures) of 5th IRBn in Bassi namely  Police budget for Shimla:

Years

Budget

2013-14

-

2014-15

10,00,000

2015-16

-

 

Exclusively for building facilities for women:

Years

Budget

2013-14

78,3798,500

2014-15

1,57,20, 51679

2015-16

98,69,27,700

The total police budget for Bassi for the financial year 2014-15 - Rs 31,68,09,012. Police budget for Lahaul Spiti:

Years

Budget

2013-14

9,41,21,420

2014-15

9,47,66,086

2015-16

10,91,43,795

 

No specific budget was provided by the headquarter for building facilities for women police at police station level.  However, the police stations have separate restroom and toilet facilities. 

The Office of Additional SP, Bilaspur replied that departmental notifications/circulars/ standing orders/memorandums or any other document laying down provisions for special facilities including separate rest rooms and toilets for women police in police stations are not available in their office.  However they enclosed Standing Order No L &O 7.1.2013 issued by the DGP Office dated 2.1.2013.  The Standing Order relates to deployment of Lady Constables of 5th IRBn and also a letter No CB-2-16 (CAW)2011-9716-36 dated 6 the November, 2012 issued by the office of the DGP requesting them to take necessary action for the implementation of the recommendations made in the 5th National Conference of Women in police. (Hyperlink the recommendations) The office of the SP, Bilaspur also provided the total police budget for the years 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-16 as follows.

Year

Total Budget Allotted/Expenditure

Plan/Non Plan

2013-14

248553220

Non Plan

2014-15

272263682

Non Plan

2015-16

273261291

Non Plan

 

The office of the Superintendent of Police, Una enclosed a Standing Order relating to deployment of Lady Constables of 5th IRBn Bassi in the districts in reply for facilities for women police.  The office of the Superintendent of Police of Chamba also enclosed a Standing Order relating to deployment of Lady Constables of 5th IRBn Bassi in the districts in reply for facilities for women police.  The budget for the year 2014-15 was Rs 31,68,09,012.  The office of the Superintendent of Police, Solan stated that there are no certified copies of departmental notifications/circulars/standing orders/memorandums or any other document laying down provisions for special facilities including separate rest rooms and toilets for women police in police stations.  Also, no budget was allocated exclusively for the purpose of building facilities for women police at the police stations for the year 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16.  The office of the Superintendent of Police, Sirmour at Nathan stated that no budget is allotted separately for women police and to build facilities for them at women police stations. 

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 office of the Superintendent of Police of Sirmour at Nahan provided a letter endst No. Estate 1-CSS (MOD) 2014-15 36936-63 dated 28.5.2014 and 13463-93 dated 30.5.2014 issued by the DGP office for the provision of basic infrastructure amenities for women police force-implementation of the scheme for Modernisation of State Police Forces for five years w.e.f 2012-13 to 2016-17.  The information on facilities for police station wise of the district are provided below:

Name of Police Station

Toilet facilities for Women Police

Rest room in Every Police Station

Approximate cost for construction and renovation

PS Sadar Nahan

Newly Constructed building as such all facilities are available

PS Sangrah

-do-

PS Pachhad

-do-

PS RAjgarh

-do-

PS Shillai

-do-

PS Kala Amb

Newly PS building Kala Amb is being constructed by the BSNL authority on the availability of transfer of land from the revenue Department on the new pattern. A funds for construction of said newly PS building amounting to Rs 60,00000 has already been provided by the higher authorities to start the said work immediately.

PS Renukaje

Newly PS building Renuka ji is under process and for this purpose funds has alredy been provided to the XEN HPPWD (B&R) Nahan Division Nahan amounting to Rs 1,40,00,000 to start construction in place of old old PS buiding Renukaji by dismantling old building which is under process with local District Administration.

PS Paonta Sahib

Suitable Facilities are not available

Rest Room is available but suitable facilities are not available

Rs 3,00,000.

New Developments

No information available.