Key Facts

8.25% women in Police

0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

0.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016




8 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 total police (armed + civil + district armed reserve)

No Rank Sanctioned Actual Vacancy
1 DGP/Spl DGP 10 9 1
2 Addl. DGP 21 22 -1
3 IGP 39 38 1
4 DIG 15 18 -3
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 331 266 65
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 0 0 0
7 ASP/DySP 480 301 179
8 Inspector 1,293 983 310
9 Sub-Inspector 3,350 2618 732
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 5,781 4875 906
11 Head Constable 13,683 12612 1071
12 Constable 63,676 59803 3873
13 Others 0 0 0
  Total 88,679 81,545 7,134

b.Total number of police units

Police Unit Total Number
Police Zones 0
Police Ranges 7
Police Districts 24
Police sub-Divisions 96
Police Circles 0
Police Stations 422
Police Outposts 369

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

  Sanctioned Actual
Civil Police 233.72 214.92
Total Police 297.85 273.89

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 9 0 0.00%
2 Addl. DGP 22 2 9.09%
3 IGP 38 3 7.89%
4 DIG 18 0 0.00%
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 266 14 5.26%
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 0 0 0.00%
7 ASP/DySP 301 43 14.29%
8 Inspector 983 40 4.07%
9 Sub-Inspector 2618 452 17.27%
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 4875 86 1.76%
11 Head Constable 12612 409 3.24%
12 Constable 59803 5681 9.50%
13 Others 0 0 0.00%
  Total 81,545 6,730 8.25%

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

Police Units Strength
Total Police Districts 24
Districts headed by women (specialized police stations)* -
Total Police Stations 397
Police Stations headed by Women as on 31.07.2016 -

*Information received through Right to Information Act.

All Women Police Stations

a. Total number of All-Women Police Stations

There are 8 All Women Police Stations in Punjab located in Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Ludhiana (Rural), Patiala, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar District (Mohali), Bathinda, Ferozepur.

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

No information received.

c. Mandate, functions and powers

The DGPs office has not provided information regarding the mandate and the method of evaluation of the All Women Police Station.  However the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police has enclosed a memo no. 199330-68/law and order-4 dated 28/12/12 titled “Improving police response to sexual assaults, sexual violence and abductions of women” issued by the ADGP, Law and Order to senior police officers expressing concerns that women police officers were being used for dowry related cases and not for cases of assault against women, despite the fact that women police officers are available in sufficient numbers in All-Women Police Stations and Crime against Women Cells.  Senior officers were directed to improve the investigation standard and handling of sexual assault cases such as recording by women police officers of senior and suitable rank available in the Commissionerates and the districts.

e. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

No information received.


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

The DGP’s office responded that there is no reservation for women in Punjab Police.

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

Not applicable.


a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women

The office of the DGP in their reply has said there is no separate cadre for women police. The RTI reply states that it is common cadre for both men and women from DSP to Constables.

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

As per the RTI response, women are inducted in all the ranks from Dy SP to Constable for which direct recruitment takes place.

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

The RTI reply states that that 202 women Sub-Inspectors and 1116 women Constables were recruited in 2016 after giving advertisement in newspapers.

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 DGP’s office in response to this RTI request has said there is no policy regarding postings and transfer for women in police.

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

The DGP’s office in response to this RTI request has said there is no policy regarding promotion for women in police.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

The Office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Chandigarh has not provided information on Women and Child Help Desks.  However it has sent guidelines and series of memos issued by the office of the DGP in relation to crime against women and children.  A short note on each of these is provided below.

As per letter no. 16181-232/CR-1(CAW), dated 20.5.2014., the office of the Director General of Police issued guidelines for Prevention and Investigation of cases of Crime against Women are summarized as follows:

Female police officers are to be deputed in plain clothes in the precincts of bus-stands and stops, railway stations, cinema theatres, shopping malls, parks, public service vehicles, places of worship so as to curb incidents of eve teasing.  Take immediate action on the  information relating to any incident of eve teasing received from the persons in charge of the educational institutions, places of worship, cinema theatres, railway stations, bus stands directly or through statewide 181 Women Help Line.  Information provided by the dedicated Women’s Helpline (181) is to be acted upon immediately.  The helpline number is to be displayed boldly in all public places.  This helpline is supposed to facilitate access to the Sexual Assault Response Teams.  Women Armed Special Protection Squads (WASPS) constituted in all the Districts with specially trained female police personnel, provided with adequate transport, be given defined areas of operation/beats.  These squads should primarily cover Educational Institutions and other identified sensitive areas so that they can act as a deterrent on criminal activities targeted against women.  Any information regarding commission or attempt to commit an offence against women under sections 326A, 326B, 354, 354A, 354B, 354C, 354D,376, 376 A, 376B, 376D, 376E and 509  shall be recorded by a woman police officer or any woman officer.  In cases of sexual offences against children, the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 read with Section 228 A of IPC be strictly followed.  Section 24/26 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act be complied as regards recording of statement of girl or child by a woman police officer not below the rank of Sub Inspector, who shall not be in uniform.  The provison provided under Sec. 157 Cr.P.C must be adhered to in relation to an offence of rape.  The recording of the statement of the victim must be conducted at the residence of the victim or in any other place of choice, and by, as far as practicable, a women police officer in the presence of her parents or guardian or near relatives or social worker of the locality.  During investigation of cases of rape, the recording of statement of the victim shall be conducted at the residence of the victim or place of her choice by a woman police officer in the presence of her parents or guardian or near relatives or social worker of the locality in conformity of the provisions of Section 157 Cr Pc.

(H)The ADGP Office, Law and Order in a memo no. 19330-68/law and order-4 dated 28.12.12 directed all Zone IGPs, all Commissionerates, all range DIGs and all district SSPs in the state to improving police response on sexual assaults, sexual violence and abductions  of women.  The memo amongst other things mentions that the statements given by victims of sexual assault shall be recorded by women police officers of senior and suitable rank who are available in all the commissionerates and districts of the state.

The DGPs office through a memo no 305-46/Law and Order-4 dated 31.12.2012  directed all Zone IGs, all Commisisonerates, Range DIGs and all district SSPs for proper and regular monitoring and Prompt and Effective Investigation of Offences against women and children.  One of the points of the memo mentions that complainant of cases relating to crime against women and children will not be called to police stations or police posts for Enquiry/Investigation and that all victims of such cases will be interviewed and examined at their place of residence in the presence of their family members.  The Police Party carrying out such interviews will invariably be accompanied by woman police officers.

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

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.


a. Training Policy for different ranks

No information received.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

There is a common training program for both men and women.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

No information received.

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

PPA, Phillaur-

Indoor Wing            
  Wing Permanent Faculty Deputation Faculty Male Female Total
1 Computer 6 11 11 6 17
2 Police study(law) 9 12 20 1 21
3 Forensic science 3 - 2 1 3
4 Legal wing 12 - 7 5 12
5 Social science 3 - 3 - 3
6 Photo 5 1 6 - 6
  Total 38 24 49 13 62
Outdoor wing            
1 Armouror 4 - 4 - 4
2 FAB 2 - 2 - 2
3 Band 69 - 69 - 69
4 Dog Squad 2 4 6 - 6
5 Drill 21 80 93 8 101
6 Riding 2 5 7 - 7
7 Line Staff 15 6 21 - 21
8 MT 12 22 34 - 34
  TOTAL 127 117 236 8 244
  GRAND TOTAL 165 141 285 21 306

PAP Training Centre, Jalandhar Cantt-

The RTI reply from the Commandant, PAP Training Centre Jalandhar states they provide basic training to newly enlisted male recruits of PAP, IRBN and CDO Bns.  The reply does not give a gender-wise breakdown of the faculty. It also states that training imparted to police personnel is Basic. (Hyperlink the Module)

Police Recruits Training Centre, Jahan Khelan-

The office of the Dy SP, Police Recruits Training Centre, Jahan Khelan in their reply states that training is common for both men and women at the Basic level.

They also informed that no women trainee comes for induction courses in their Centre and that training syllabus is common for men and women at Refresher Courses.  There is no women faculty at the training academy. It consists of 23 men in the indoor wing and 55 men in the outdoor wing of the faculty.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

Punjab provides 180 days of maternity leave as per Punjab Civil Service Rules (1)(1).e.  However, the Punjab civil service rule 1 part 2 (Appendix 16 states that the contractual employees will have lesser holidays than regular employees and that these holidays will not be greater than the regular employees as per contract.  There is no mention of Maternity leave for contractual employees.

b. Child Care Leave

Punjab provides 365 days of Child Care Leave for all women personnel of state cadre.  The state Government Advisory no. 6/26/2011-6PP-3/2046 dated 22.12.2011 states that women police should get 365 days/1 year Child Care Leave however they have not enclosed a copy of the advisory.  There is also Child Care Policy in notification no AVPN 1/28/2009-3 2 /Special dated 22.12.2011 – which they have not enclosed.

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

Financial Year Amount (Rs) % increase from previous year
2013-2014 42,99,44,37,000 -
2014-2015 47,14,80,97,000 9.66
2015-2016 47,42,32,13,000 0.58

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget

The Office of the DGP in their reply has stated that there are no exclusive departmental notifications/circular/standing order or any other document laying down provisions laying down special facilities, including separate rest rooms and toilets for women police in police stations issued from building branch of DGP office.  However, it mentions that most of the police stations in Punjab have separate rest rooms and the remaining few are under construction.

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 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.

The DGP’s office in their response has said that certified copies of state action plan submitted by police department to the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Modernization of Police Forces Scheme for years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 cannot be provided under section 8(a) and (g) of the RTI Act. However, as per the RTI response, the following facilities were created for women:

Under the Modernisation scheme of Police Forces for the year 2014-15, 41 rest rooms with bathrooms have been constructed.  Under the head 4059-Caiptal Outlay on Public Works-800-General 80-Other Expenditure 01-Police 27 Minor Works (Non Plan) for the year 2014-15 35 restrooms with bathrooms were constructed.

New Developments

No information available.