Key Facts

8.67% women in Police

0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

33.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016

 


0 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 Addl. DGP      
3 IGP      
4 DIG      
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 1 1 0
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn      
7 ASP/DySP 1 2 -1
8 Inspector 10 6 4
9 Sub-Inspector 38 4 34
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 43 19 24
11 Head Constable 108 69 39
12 Constable 361 303 58
  Total 562 404 158

b. Total Number of Police Units

Police Unit Total Number
Police Zones 1
Police Ranges 1
Police Districts 1
Police sub-Divisions 1
Police Circles 1
Police Stations 16
Police Outposts 3

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

  Sanctioned Actual
Civil Police 685.37 492.68
Total Police 1756.25 1262.50

d. Rank-wise Number and Percentage of Women in Police

No Rank Total Police (Actual) Women Police (Actual) Women Police as % of total police
1 DGP/Spl DGP      
2 Addl. DGP      
3 IGP      
4 DIG      
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 1 1 100
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn      
7 ASP/DySP 2    
8 Inspector 6    
9 Sub-Inspector 4    
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 19    
11 Head Constable 69 8 11.59
12 Constable 303 23 7.59
  Total 404 32 7.92

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

Police Units Strength
Total Police Districts 1
Districts headed by women (specialized police stations) 0
Total Police Stations  
Police Stations headed by Women as on 31.07.2016 0

All Women Police Stations

a. Total Number of All-Women Police Stations

No All-Women Police Stations have been established in Lakshadweep till now.

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

No information provided in this regard as there are no All-Women Police Stattions in Lakshwadeep.

c. Mandate, functions and powers

No information provided in this regard as there are no All-Women Police Stations in Lakshwadeep.

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

No information provided in this regard as there are no All-Women Police Stations in Lakshwadeep.

Reservation

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

Lakshadweep provides 33% reservation for women in the police department.  This is in accordance with MHA’s approved reservation target as informed to all UTs via a letter No. 14011/52/2013-UTP dated 26th March, 2015.  The reservation extends to all posts in direct recruitment except technical posts. Further, Lakshadweep also provides 10% reservation under promotion quota but the RTI reply does not specify the ranks at which this quota applies.

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

The RTI states that Lakshadweep Police is already full under the promotion quota of women head constables, direct recruitment is under process for achieving 33% women in direct posts.

Recruitment

a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women

There is common cadre for men and women.

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

33% reservation for women applies at all ranks where direct recruitment takes place except at the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police.

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

There is no information provided regarding the special outreach steps or programmes taken by the department to recruit women.

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

Lakshadweep provides no policies/notifications/circulars regarding the transfer, posting and promotion for women.  However, in the RTI, the Letter from the MHA is provided and it states the following details:

Letter NO. 11023/01/2005-PMA from MHA dated 17th October 2005 to all home sec. States/UTs & DsGP of all states/UTs subjected as increasing the strength of women in police.  Conscious efforts be made increase percentage of women police to 10% in few years.  Big police stations should at least have 2 women police constables posted.

The letter goes on to list recommendations from the Padmanabhaiah Committee for necessary follow up and further recommends from the 2nd National Women Conference:  That there should be increase in representation of women in police; at least a third of the organizational strength; States to formulate definite policies in this regard; aggressive efforts to meet these percentages including converting male police posts where necessary; equitable, common combined recruitment procedures with differentiated physical standards.

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

The RTI provides the Draft Transfer Policy of 22nd February 2012, while there are no specific norms for women, but there are provisions for married couples when both are in government service.  The draft policy provides: that the government servant shall have no right to claim for such posting, however, it shall be the discretion of the Administrative.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

There are Women and Child Help desk that have been set up in Lakshadweep.  However, no information has been provided on whether these desks exist in all police stations.  All Women and Child Desks are required to be staffed only by women.

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

No information regarding any specific mandate, function and powers of Women and Child Help Desks has been provided.

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

Women personnel of the rank Constables and Head Constables have been designated to staff the Women and Child Help Desks.

Training

a. Training Policy for different ranks

No information received.

b. Joint or separate training for men and womenn

There is no training college/institute at Lakshadweep.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

There is no training college/institute at Lakshadweep

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

There is no training college/institute at Lakshadweep.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

The RTI specifies leave rules applicable as per the Central Government employees are applicable to the women police personnel’s for all ranks.

a. Maternity Leave

180 days leave for women police officers from Deputy Superintendent to Police Constable.

b. Child Care Leave

730 days leave for women police officers from Deputy Superintendent to Police Constable.

Budget for Women Police

a. Total State Police Budget from 2013-2016

The year wise State Police Budget for the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 is as follows:

Financial Year Amount (in Rs) %increase from previous year
2013-2014 18,22,15,000  
2014-2015 19,85,00,000 8.94
2015-2016 22,22,00,000 11.94

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

There is no exclusive allocation for women police and building facilities for them.  No information is provided regarding building infrastructure and providing specific facilities to women such a separate toilets and restrooms.

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

The Lakshadweep police provides the MPF for the year 2014-15 which includes Vehicles, Safe City and Weaponry as heads totaling up to Rs. 1,52,79,000.  However there is no allocation of funds exclusively for women under the Modernization of the Police Force Scheme.

New Developments

No information available.