Key Facts

10.82% women in Police

10.41% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

30.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016



2 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 1 2 -1
2 Addl. DGP 2 2 0
3 IGP 3 3 0
4 DIG 6 5 1
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 25 30 -5
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 32 27 5
7 ASP/DySP 78 57 21
8 Inspector 79 67 12
9 Sub-Inspector 223 192 31
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 325 490 -165
11 Head Constable 1,054 950 104
12 Constable 4050 2846 1204
13 Others 511 414 97
  Total 6,389 5,085 1,304

b.Total number of police units

Police Unit Total Number
Police Zones 1
Police Ranges 1
Police Districts 4
Police sub-Divisions 11
Police Circles 0
Police Stations 29
Police Outposts 47

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

  Sanctioned Actual
Civil Police 372.74 366.87
Total Police 962.20 765.81

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 0 0.00%
2 Addl. DGP 2 0 0.00%
3 IGP 3 0 0.00%
4 DIG 5 1 20.00%
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 30 0 0.00%
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 27 12 44.44%
7 ASP/DySP 57 7 12.28%
8 Inspector 67 10 14.93%
9 Sub-Inspector 192 11 5.73%
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 490 7 1.43%
11 Head Constable 950 60 6.32%
12 Constable 2846 442 15.53%
13 Others 414 0 0.00%
  Total 5,085 550 10.82%

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

Police Units Strength
Total Police Districts 4
Districts headed by women (specialized police stations) 0
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 2 All-Women Police Stations in Sikkim in East District and South District.

(Note: The BPRD data on Sikkim does not list any AWPS while the RTI response dated 29.12.2016 from PHQ, Gangktok names 2 AWPS Ranipool and Temi in East and South districts of Sikkim respectively.)

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

Sl. No. Districts PI PSI ASI WHC WPC Driver Total
    S A S A S A S A S A S A S A
1 Temi PS - - 2 2 1 2 1 1 15 16 1 1 20 22
2 Ranipool PS 1 1 1 2 1 0 4 2 20 25 1 1 28 31
  Total 1 1 3 4 2 2 5 3 35 41 2 2 48 53

c. Mandate, functions and powers

No information received

d. 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

Sikkim provides 30% horizontal reservation for women for the post of Police Constable to DySP in Sikkim through direct recruitment.  This 30% reservation is specific to the civil police and does not apply to the police force as a whole.

The Notification No.186/GEN/DOP dated 21.08.2009 issued by Department of Personnel ADM.  Reforms, Training, Public Grievances, Career Options and Employment Skill Development and Chief Minister’s self-employment Scheme, Govt. of Sikkim lists down the provisions for reservations of various categories including women.  This provides reservation for women, persons with disability, ex-servicemen and artisans of excellence with 30%, 3%, 3% and 2% respectively under horizontal scheme if reservation will continue.

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

No information received.


a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women.

There is no separate cadre existing for men and women in Sikkim Police.

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

As per the RTI response, women are inducted in all ranks between Deputy Superintendent of Police and Constable where direct recruitment does take place.

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

No such measures have been taken.

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

There are no special norms for posting and transfer of women police in Sikkim Police.

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 of women police in Sikkim Police.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

Sikkim has set up women and child desks at the district level. Sikkim has 4 districts:  East Sikkim, North Sikkim, South Sikkim and West Sikkim.  Out of 4, 3 districts i.e. South District, East District and West District have set up Women and Child Help Desks.  However, the information regarding instruction given to these Women and Child Help Desks to limit themselves to exclusively women tasks is not available with the office.

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

Information on the mandate, functions and powers of Women and Child Help Desks is not available.

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

Ranks of officers who are designated at Women and Child Help Desks are Sub-Inspector, Head Constable and Constable.  Besides, the Women and Child Help Desks are required to be staffed only by women.


a. Training Policy for different ranks

No information received.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

The Training for both male and female is same at all levels with only a slight difference in obstacles work/training during basic police training.  No detailed information about the nature and extent of differences is being provided for.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

The Police Training College, Yangang has the provision for separate toilets but does not have separate barracks for females.  However, the male and females trainees are housed in different floors in the same barrack.

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

Sl No. Gender Outdoor Indoor Deputation
1 Male 22 4 03 (on contract basis)
2 Female 5 1  
  Total 27 5 300.00%

The only female trainer among the Indoor faculty in the PTC teaches subjects which include Sikkim Police Act, 2008, National Integration and Current Affairs, Criminal procedure Code, Drug Abuse and SADA, 2008, Topics on Socio-Economic Problems and upliftment of weaker section of people, Human Rights and Indian Constitution, Gender Sensitization.  As for female outdoor trainers the subject-wise break-up is not provided.  Details of subject taught by faculties can be accessed here.

Gender Sensitization: Gender Sensitization is included in the syllabus and the same is taught to trainees of both basic Police training and refresher course.  The module includes topics of crime against women, handling of women and procedure for arresting women and rights of women provided by laws.

The Training Module for The Two- Week Fresher Course's aim is to refresh, update and sensitize the Sikkim Police.  The Syllabus of Recruit Constables can be accesssed here.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

Sikkim provides 90 days of maternity leave for all personnel of state cadre from the rank of deputy superintendent of police to constable.  This provision for leave is applicable to female government servant having less than two surviving children only.  The relevant notification can be found here

b. Child Care Leave

Sikkim does not provide child care leave for women police in Sikkim.

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

Financial Year Amount (Rs. in lakhs) %increase from previous year
2013-2014 24682.16 -
2014-2015 27343.41 10.78%
2015-2016 27891.1 2%

b. Allocation for women from the state police budget


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.

The details of Sikkim Annual Action Plan for the past three financial years has not been provided for in the RTI reply dated 29.12.2016 from PHQ.

The RTI reply specifically states that in police budget for the past three years i.e. 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 the budget for purpose of building facilities for women at police stations was nil.

New Developments

No information available.