Key Facts

5.27% women in Police

0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

33.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016




10 All Women Police Stations

Police Data

Data on police strength and administrative units has been taken from the Data on Police Organization as on 1.1.2019 published by the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.  

List of tables

Rank-wise Sanctioned and Actual Strength of Police, Number of Police Units, Police-Population Ratio (Police personnel per lakh of population), Rank-wise Number and Percentage of Women in Police, Number of Police Stations and Districts headed by Women.  

a. Rank-wise sanctioned and actual strength of Police (armed + civil + district armed reserve)

No Rank Sanctioned Actual Vacancy
1 DGP/Spl DGP 5 12 -7
2 Addl. DGP 17 44 -27
3 IGP 41 32 9
4 DIG 22 29 -7
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 109 119 -10
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 298 247 51
7 ASP/DySP 1134 880 254
8 Inspector 2697 1742 955
9 Sub-Inspector 7810 5387 2423
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 15727 6848 8879
11 Head Constable 24941 20774 4167
12 Constable 72892 65637 7255
13 Others 2594 0 2594
  Total 1,28,287 1,01,751 26536

b. Total number of police units

Police Unit Total Number
Police Zones 11
Police Ranges 15
Police Districts 52
Police sub-Divisions 238
Police Circles 0
Police Stations 1,117
Police Outposts 623

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

  Sanctioned Actual
Civil Police 119.23 91.28
Total Police 159.01 126.12

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 12 0 0.00%
2 Addl. DGP 44 4 9.09%
3 IGP 32 1 3.13%
4 DIG 29 0 0.00%
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 119 12 10.08%
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 247 52 21.05%
7 ASP/DySP 880 133 15.11%
8 Inspector 1742 158 9.07%
9 Sub-Inspector 5387 807 14.98%
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 6848 202 2.95%
11 Head Constable 20774 455 2.19%
12 Constable 65637 3541 5.39%
13 Others 0 0 0.00%
  Total 1,01,751 5,365 5.27%

e. Total number of police stations and districts headed by women

Police Units Strength
Total Police Districts (BPRD) 1
Districts headed by women as on 31.07.2016 (RTI) 1*
Total Police Stations (BPRD) 1061
Police Stations headed by Women as on 31.07.2016 (RTI) No information provided

*East district, Indore

All Women Police Stations

a. Total number of All-Women Police Stations

There are 10 All-Women Police Stations that have been set up in the State of Madhya Pradesh.

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

The strength of the 10 All Women Police Stations is as follows:

  Inspector Sub-Inspector Assistant Sub Inspector Head Constables Constables
PS Sanctioned Actual Sanctioned Actual Sanctioned Actual Sanctioned Actual Sanctioned Actual
AWPS, Bhopal 1 1 2 300.00% 2 2 8 1 10 18
AWPS, Indore 1 1 3 200.00% 2 8 10 4 10 15
AWPS, Jabalpur 1 1 3 100.00% 2 4 9 2 10 12
AWPS, Gwalior 1 1 2 200.00% 2 2 4 1 10 11
AWPS, Rewa 1 1 1 200.00% 1 2 3 1 10 6
AWPS, Satna 1 1 1 100.00% 1 3 3 2 10 8
AWPS, Sagar 1 1 2 0.00% 1 0 5 5 10 10
AWPS, Ujjain 1 1 2 0.00% 1 1 5 5 10 6
AWPS, Ratlam 1 1 1 100.00% 1 0 3 2 10 4
AWPS, Katni 1 0 2 100.00% 3 0 6 2 13 0
Total 9 8 19 1300.00% 16 22 56 23 103 90

c. Mandate, functions and powers

No information received.

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

Evaluation of the All-Women Police Stations is done by the district Superintendent of Police.


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

There is 33% reservation for women in Madhya Pradesh.  In 2015, the state government made amendments to the Madhya Pradesh Civil Services (Special Provisions for Appointment of Women) Rules, 1997 to implement “thirty three percent reservation of all posts in the service under the State (except Forest Department) in favour of women at the stage of direct recruitment and the said reservation will be horizontal and compartment wise.”

(Home Department letter no. 3948/5628/2015/B-4/2 dated 4.12.15 and the Extra-Ordinary Gazette number 454 dated 17.11.15).

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

No information received.


a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women.

No information received.

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

RTI response states that there is a 33% horizontal reservation for women in all ranks where direct recruitment takes place.

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

No information received.

Transfer and Posting

a. Special norms for postings and transfer exclusively for women in police at all ranks from Deputy Superintendent of Police to Constables

There are no special norms for transfer, posting and promotion exclusively for women police.  However, the state government introduced a transfer policy in 2015 laying down several conditions for initiating inter-district transfers in the state for government employees which is applicable to the police department as well.  Under this policy, while no government employee is to be transferred to his/her home district, a relaxation can be made in the case of single women, widowed women, divorced women and women whose husbands have left them.

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

There are no special norms for promotion for women in police.  All promotions in the department are governed by common promotion rules.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

In 2008, the police department issued a notification for setting up women help desks in every police station across 47 districts (except Dhindori) for immediate and effective action on women’s complaints.  As of 21 September 2016, women help desks have been set up in 141 police stations.

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

The 2008 notification lays down the following guidelines for women help desks:

JURISDICTION:  The jurisdiction of the police station in which the Women Help Desk has been created will also be the jurisdiction of the help desk. MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS:  The help desk will deal with matters regarding with complaints related to women and crimes against women and make efforts to implement preventive measure.  When cases of molestation come in, immediately register the same and start the investigation.  There may be some family related cases in which immediately registering the case may lead to separation of the two parties, leading to both of them getting involved in costly litigation.  Such cases, if the women help desk officer deems it to be appropriate, may be sent (with the consent of the aggrieved woman) to the Family Consultation Cell.  The woman help desk will maintain coordination with the existing Family Consultation Cell and helplines.  Will take timely initiatives to work towards preventive measures regarding crimes against women.  The help desk will organize at least one monthly meeting with the family consultation cell and helpline members and review the possible reasons for these crimes and send a report to the Superintendent of Police so that he may be devise effective plans at the local level to prevent such crimes.  The Women’s Help Desk will remain in coordination with local officers of different departments such as Women and Child Development department, Social Justice Department, Scheduled Caste/ Schedule Tribes department, etc. 

The women help desks will be supervised by respective police station in-charge, the DSP, district SP and range SP.  Evaluation of the work of women desk will be done by DSP/SP at the range level and by women cell at the headquarters level.

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

Each women help desk is designated to total 7 posts with 1 sub inspector, 2 Head Constables, and 4 women constables.

Other relevant information regarding Women Help Desks provided by the department:

(H-2) Police headquarters in letter no. PHQ/19/bhawan/T1805/2015/3/29/15 DATED 20.5.15 sanctioned availability of separate place for women desk for seating of women police personnel and women complainants who visit police stations and all other police units.

(H-3) Police headquarters by order in letter no. PHQ/19/bhawan/A-7/F -54/340/15 dated 17.11.2015 mentioned that according to financial year 2015-16 proposal it has sanctioned total funds of 6500000 Rs. for creating women desk

(H-4) District-wise and police station-wise information about women desk Sanctioned by MP government


a. Training Policy for different ranks

The state has training policy for various ranks from constable to DCP.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

There is no separate training for men and women.  All training is common to both.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

Information regarding separate facilities for women has not been provided.

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

Information regarding the gender-wise break up training academy faculty has not been provided.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

No information regarding maternity leave given to women personnel has been provided.

b. Child Care Leave

No information regarding care leave given to women personnel has been provided.

Budget for Women Police

a. Total State Police Budget from 2013-2016

No information available.

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

No information available.

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.

Police Headquarters, MP in (H-5) letter no.-PHQ/19/bhawan/A-7/F-54/66/2016 dated 16.3.16 asked all the police units of MP about a previous letter number PHQ/19/bhawan/A-7/F-54/340,342/15 dated 17.11.15 titled ‘in relation to sending proposal on women toilets construction/repairing’ by which the necessary funds required for repairing lock up and women toilets have been sanctioned but it was still seen that these facilities weren’t adequately available.  Thus they asked to provide the following information to their office by 25.3.16:

‘In relation to the above mentioned letter, from the sanctioned funds where all what is constructed/repaired?  What is the status of availability of Women toilets in the All police units Under your jurisdiction?   Send proposal with the design and map on work related to construction/repairing of women toilets in particular buildings so that budget can be arranged accordingly?’

New Developments

No information available.