5.10% women in Police
0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations
0.00% of reservation for women introduced in 2016
7 All Women Police Stations
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)
|6||Addl. SP/Dy. Comn||30||1||29|
b.Total number of police units
|Police Unit||Total Number|
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||1||0||0.00%|
e.Total number of police stations and districts headed by women
|Total Police Districts||8|
|Districts headed by women (specialized police stations)||-|
|Total Police Stations||80|
|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 7 All-Women Police Stations in Tripura located at Belonia, Bishalgarh, East Agartala, Dharmanagar, Kailashahar, Udaipur, West Agartala.
b. Rank-wise sanctioned and actual strength of police personnel in each All-Women Police Station
|W/ Police Inspector||2||2|
|W/ Head Constable||5||13|
|W/ Police Constable||110||99|
c. Mandate, functions and powers
Notification No. F.8 (1) – PD/2014 dated 11th March 2014 sets out the jurisdiction, and duties of the All-Women Police Stations. The duties are to:
Handle matters related to dowry death, dowry torture, non-dowry torture, rapes, kidnapping/abduction, outraging modesty of women, eve-teasing, inquire into all petitions preferred by women or on behalf of women counsel between women, provide guard and escort for female prisoners, receive, register and investigate the offences against women in particular and perform other duties of police officers in general.
d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations
No attempt has been made by the police department to evaluate the performance of All-Women Police Stations.
a. Overall percentage of reservation for women in police and the ranks to which the sanctioned reservation applies
The office of Assistant Inspector General of Police (Headquarter) responded that 10% of the total posts for the rank of Constable is reserved for women and 5% of the total posts for the rank of Sub-Inspector (Armed and Unarmed) is reserved for women.
(Notification No. F.42(5)-PD/04 dated 15.01.2009 and Notification No. F.1(82)-PD/2002 dated 04.10.2004)
The total sanctioned reservation for women in Tripura Police is:
Constable to Sub-Inspector – 1367 Civil Police (Unarmed) – 1190 Armed Branch (District and Armed Reserve) – 177
b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage
The police department referred to the notification on reservation policy in response to this question. Apart from the notification, they also referred to a proposal submitted by the police department to the Home Department, Government of Tripura, for setting up 6 investigation units for Crimes Against Women vide Letter No. 910/F.14/DGP/RSV/16 dated 30.04.2016. While creating specialized units may create more posts for women, CHRI does not believe it addresses the specific need for creating a holistic action plan for achieving the 10% reservation target laid down by the state.
a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women.
There is a separate cadre for women in Tripura Police from the rank of Constable to Sub-Inspector as per the response of the office of Assistant Inspector General of Police (Ops).
b. Induction of women in posts where direct recruitment takes place.
Direct recruitment of women takes place for the cadres of Sub-Inspectors (Armed and Unarmed) and Constable.
c. Special outreach steps or programmes taken by the department to recruit women
The following measures are being taken as special outreach steps for creation of new posts for women and increasing strength across all ranks:
Home Department approved diversion of the posts of Men Police to Women Police at the ratio of 5% vide L/No. F.1 (82)-PD/2002 dated 04th October 2004. Home Department approved the conversion of 174 posts of Constable (Men) into posts of Constable (Women) vide L/No. F.1 (9)- PD/2006 (Part -1) dated 09th September 2013. Home Department approved transfer of 150 posts of Constable (Men) into posts of Constable (Women) vide L/No. F.1 (9)-PD/2006 (P-1)/3111 dated 09th October 2014. Home Department approved creation of 55 new posts for SI (unarmed branch) Women on ‘Checking incidence of Crime against Women (CAW) at Police Station level vide L/No. F.1 (18)- PD/2013 dated 21st September 2013. As on 20th September 2016, 22 have been filled up out of the 55 vacancies.
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 postings and transfer exclusively for women in Tripura Police.
b. Special norms for promotion for women in police at all ranks from Deputy Superintendent of Police to Constable
The department does not have special norms for the promotion of women.
Women & Child Helpdesk
a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks
Women and Child Help Desks have been set up at Kumarghat and Pechartal police stations under Unakoti District in Tripura. Women and Child Help Desks have been set up in all police stations under Dhalai, Gomati, Sepahijila and Khowai Districts. Every police station in South Tripura has one child help desk. Women Help Desks have been set up in all police stations in North Tripura District along with Juvenile and Child Welfare Officers for welfare matters of Juvenile in each PS at Sub-Division and District Level. We didn’t receive any information on Women and Child help desks in West Tripura District.
b. Mandate, functions and powers of Women and Child Help Desks
No information has been received on the mandate and powers of the Women and Child help desks.
c. Rank and gender-wise strength of Women and Child Help Desks
Officers in the rank of ASP/DySP, Sub-Inspector, Head Constable and Constable are designated as staff of the Women and Child Help desks. Women police officers are preferred for these help desks but it is dependent on the availability of staff. The following table elaborates on the rank of officers designated at each district:
|No||District (police stations covered)||Instruction regarding exclusively women tasks.||Existence of Women and Child Help Desks||Documents laying down mandate, functions and powers||Rank of officers to be designated at Women and Child Help Desks||Whether Women and Child Help Desks are required to be staffed only by women|
|1||Dhalai District||No such information is available with the office||Yes||No such document is available with the office.||W/SI W/ASI, W/HC and Women Constables||Yes. But sometimes male police also assist.|
|2||Sepahijala District||There are no specific guidelines for Woman Police which are different from male police||Yes||No such document is available with the office||W/Inspector, Woman Constable||Preference to women officers but staffing is done according to availability of staff.|
|3||South Tripura||Information is not available with the office||Yes||Information is not available with the office||Inspectors, Sub Inspectors (Men and Women)||Women Help Desks are staffed by women police and Child Help Desks are staffed by both Men and Women.|
|4||North Tripura||Information particularly on Help Desks not provided.||Yes.||Information, particularly on Help Desks, not provided||DySP, SIs and Constables||Both Men and Women|
|5||Gomati||Information particularly on Help Desks not provided.||Yes.||Information is not available with the office||Addl.SP, SDPOs of Sub Divisions, Officers-in-charge||No such requirement is laid down|
|6||Khowai||Information is not available with the office||Yes.||Information not provided||ASP/DySP, Inspector, W/SI,W/Constable||No comments.|
|7||Kailashahar||Information particularly on Help Desks not provided.||Yes in Kumarghat & Pechartal||Information is not available with the office||Inspector, W/Constable, W/SI, Constable.||No|
Note: Addl. SP: Additional Superintendent of Police, DySP: Deputy Superintendent of Police, SI: Sub-Inspector, ASI: Assistant Sub-Inspector, HC: Head Constable, SDPO: Sub-Divisional Police Officer, W: Women
a. Training Policy for different ranks
Office of the Principal, KTDS Police Training Academy responded that the approval of the training policy for different ranks of Police is being taken from time to time from the appropriate authority. No other information has been received.
b. Joint or separate training for men and women
Common training is provided to men and women at the basic level, induction level, refresher courses, promotional courses and in-service courses. A Gender-Sensitization workshop in collaboration with National Commission for Women was conducted at KTDS Police Academy.
c. Special facilities for women in training institutions
The KTD Singh Police Training Academy, Tripura has separate facilities including toilets, bathrooms and accommodation etc. for men and women.
d. Gender-wise breakup of faculty at training institutions
The Police Training Academy has 171 male trainers and 15 female officers (including faculty on deputation).
Maternity & Child Care Leave
a. Maternity Leave
Tripura provides 180 days for all personnel of state cadre from the rank of deputy superintendent of police to constable. This is applicable only to a mother who does not have two surviving children already as per Tripura State (Civil) Services (Leave) Rules, 1986.
b. Child Care Leave
Tripura does not provide child care leave except where the woman officer adopts a child for a period of 60 days till the child turns a year old or where the newly born baby has been diagnosed with an illness subject to the production of medical certificate which warrants the mother’s attention.
Budget for Women Police
a. Total Police Budget
|Financial Year||Amount (in lakhs Rs)||%increase from previous year|
b. Allocation for women from the state police budget
There is no allocation of separate budget for building facilities for women police. However, Rs. 9.73 lakh was utilized for construction of women help desk at Kamalpur PS and Raishayabari PS during 2014-2015.
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, restrooms, and lockable shelf storage in all new police stations, outposts and barracks proposed under the MPF scheme. Nothing specific has been allocated for women under the MPF scheme in Tripura.
The following table provides details of Tripura Annual Action Plan for the past three financial years:
|Financial Year||Plan||(in lakh Rs)||Total||Allocation for Women Police||Allocation in %|
|2014-2015||State Action Plan||132800.00%||808||2133||-|
|2015-2016||State Action Plan||-||808||808||-||-|
|2016-2017||State Action Plan||-||808||80800.00%||-||-|
No information available.