Key Facts

5.49% 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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24 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

2

3

-1

2

Addl. DGP

7

10

-3

3

IGP

15

10

5

4

DIG

15

15

0

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comdt.

65

62 3

6

Addl. SP

75

31 44

7

ASP/DySP/Dy. Comdt

486

326

160

8

Inspector

1,121

751

370

9

Sub-Inspector

8,559

3,226

5,333

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

7,424

5,786

1,638

11

Head Constable

12,047

9,664

2,383

12

Constable

55,452

39,457

15,995

 

Total

85,268

59,341

25,927

b. Total Number of Police Units

Police Unit

Total Number

Police Zones

0

Police Ranges

7

Police Districts

26

Police sub-Divisions

47

Police Circles

129

Police Stations

506

Police Outposts

163

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

 

Sanctioned

Actual

Civil Police

186.39

121.62

Total Police

251.41

174.96

d. Rank-wise sanctioned and actual strength of women police and percentage to total police as on 1.1.2017

No

Rank

Total Police (Actual)

Women Police (Actual)

Women Police as % of total police

1

DGP/Spl DGP

3

0

0

2

Addl. DGP

10

0

0

3

IGP

10

4

40%

4

DIG

15

0

0

5

AIGP/SSP/SP/Comdt

62

5

8.06%

6

Addl. SP

31

3

9.68%

7

ASP/DySP/Dy. Comdt.

326

11

3.37%

8

Inspector

751

27

3.59%

9

Sub-Inspector

3,226

95

2.94%

10

Assistant Sub-Inspector

5,786

167

2.88%

11

Head Constable

9,664

430

4.44%

12

Constable

39,457

2,516

6.38%

 

Total

59,341

3,258

5.49%

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

All Women Police Stations

a. Total Number of All-Women Police Stations

There are 24 All-Women Police Stations in Jharkhand located in: Bokaro, Chaibasa, Chatra, Deoghar, Dhanbad, Dumka, Garwah, Giridih, Godda, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Jamtara, Khunti, Koderma, Latehar, Lohardaga, Pakur, Palamu, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Sahebganj, Saraikella and Simdega.

The office of the DGP in their reply has stated that as of 31st July, 2016, all these all woman police stations are headed by a woman police officer except in the districts of Sahebganj, Gumla, Giridih, Simdega.

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

Information for rank-wise and actual strength of All-Women Police Stations has not been provided for all districts and has been inconsistent.

c. Mandate, functions and powers

Notification No. 2462, dated 29 July 2005 issued by the Home Department and Notification No 16-Thana 27/2015-251 dated 28 January, 2016 issued by the Home, Tax and Disaster Management of Jharkhand Government and as well as corrigendum No 1636 dated 17 March, 2016 have been given (Hyperlink this-downloaded from website) for the mandate and functions of the police stations.  They state that All-Women Police Stations are established to combat crimes against women and children.

One of the replies also replied that the All-Women Police Station was set up as per Home Department Notification number 10/p-1-353/2005-2462, Ranchi dated 29 July 2005 and as per memorandum No 670 dated 29.11.11 issued by the IG office (Organised Crime).

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

No information received on the grounds that it does not “pertain to the office.”

Reservation

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

The office of Director General of Police stated that Jharkhand provides 33% reservation for women at the level of Constables in the India Reserve Battalion, Special India Reserve Battalion and Jharkhand State Police.  This is as per notification number 6992 dated 20 October 2014. (Notification not enclosed.)

The Home, Tax and Disaster Management Department in a Notification Number 16-No-10/2015 3875 dated 14th July 2016 provided reservation of women in India reserve Battalion.  The Home Department in a notification no 16-R.B -14/2015 3667 dated 15 June 2015, provided for 33% reservation of Women in the Special India Reserve Battalion.  The Home, Tax and Disaster Management Department in a Notification Number 16/02/2016 3453 dated 14th June, 2017 provided for reservation of women for Police Radio Operators Post .

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

No information received.  

Recruitment

a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women.

The office of Director General of Police has said that police department in Jharkhand doesn’t have a separate cadre for men and women.  Both men and women are recruited through a common cadre.

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

The office of Director General of Police responded that direct recruitment takes place at the rank of Deputy SP and there is no separate reservation for women in this category.

In another RTI reply, the office of Director General of Police states that direct recruitment takes place at the rank of reserved category and at the rank of Sub-Inspector which also includes women.

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

The office of Director General of Police responded that they do not have information pertaining to this subject. 

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

The office of Director General of Police stated that there are no separate norms for postings and transfer of women police. 

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

The office of Director General of Police stated that there are no separate norms for promotion of women police. 

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

41 Women and Child Protection Thanas have been set up by Notification No 16-Thana 27/2015-251 dated 28 January, 2016 issued by Home, Tax and Disaster Management. 

While 24 All-Woman Thanas were notified earlier and set up at the district level, through this notification an additional 17 Thanas have been notified as Women and Child Protection Thanas at the Sub Divisional level.  All of them are not yet functional.

b. Mandate, functions and powers

The Government set up these Thanas to provide better security to women and children and to put a check on crimes against women and children. 

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

This information has not been clearly given. It appears that officers of the ranks Inspector, Sub-Inspector, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Havaldar and Constable are supposed to man the Women and Child Protection thanas.  Also, it is not mandatory for the thanas to be manned by women only.  The circulars establishing the women and child help desks/thanas have not been provided.  The office of SP in Saraikela Kharsewan stated that women and child desks should be manned by women only.  They provided that the rank of Officers designated to staff the Women and Child Help Desks are Sub Inspector, ASI and Constables are also posted for the help of officers.  The office of the Kisko Thana in Lohardaga stated that there are no separate women police personnel and separate women and child help desks. However, standing orders are being implemented on a regular basis. They deal with women and children in a respectable manner.

Training

a. Training Policy for different ranks

The office of Director General of Police stated that a Training policy has been drafted which is under consideration by the State Government.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

Training is common for both for men and women.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

The office of Director General of Police stated that there is no written provision that has been laid down for separate facilities in training schools.

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

The office of Director General of Police denied the information citing Section 8 (1) (a) of the RTI  Act.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

The office of Director General of Police in their reply has provided the following information in relation to maternity and child care leave policy of women personnel belonging to state cadre for all ranks from Deputy Superintendent of Police to Constable.

a. Maternity Leave

Jharkhand provides 180 days maternity leave for all personnel of State cadre from the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police to Constable. (HYPERLINK THE RESOLUTION of 1st July 2010)

b. Child Care Leave

Women employees of the state cadre do not have any Child Care leave policy.  (THUMBS DOWN)

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

The office of Director General of Police denied the information under Section 8(1)(a) of the RTI Act.

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

The office of Director General of Police said that files containing the circulars issued by the police department with regard to special facilities for women police is not available.  The same office also replied that that budget allocated for building facilities for women police for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 is nil.

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.

Under the Scheme, the States are grouped into two categories, namely Category ‘A’ and Category ‘B’ for the purpose of funding both under ‘Non-Plan’ and Plan. Category ‘A’ States, namely, J&K and 8 North Eastern States including Sikkim will be eligible to receive financial assistance on 90:10 Centre: State sharing basis.  The remaining States will be in Category ‘B’ and will be eligible for financial assistance on 60:40 Centre:  State sharing basis.

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, rest rooms, and lockable shelf storage in all new police stations, outposts and barracks proposed under the MPF scheme.

New Developments

No information available.