8.04% 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
a. Rank-wise sanctioned and actual strength of total police (armed + civil)
|6||Addl. SP/Dy. Comn||32||34||-2|
b. Total Number of Police Units
|Police Unit||Total Number|
Total armed battalions: 04
c. Police-population ratio (Police personnel per lakh of population)
d. Rank-wise Number and Percentage of Women in Police
|No||Rank||Total Police (Actual)||Women Police (Actual)||Women Police as % of total police|
|6||Addl. SP/Dy. Comn||34||5||
e. Total number of Districts and Police Stations headed by Women
|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
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
|1||Male||22||4||03 (on contract basis)|
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|
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.
No information available.