Key Facts

11.55% women in Police

0.00% of personnel vacancy in all women police stations

20.00% 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 police (armed + civil + district armed reserve)

No Rank Sanctioned Actual Vacancy
1 DGP/Spl DGP 1 3 -2
2 Addl. DGP 2 1 1
3 IGP 6 6 0
4 DIG 10 6         4        
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 22 34 -12
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 32 29 3
7 ASP/DySP 113 100 13
8 Inspector 313 219 94
9 Sub-Inspector 1608 1555 53
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 36 0 36
11 Head Constable 3102 2240 862
12 Constable 16434 16714 -280
13 Others 1624 1648 -24
  Total 23,303 22,555 748

b.Total number of police units

Police Unit Total Number
Police Zones 0
Police Ranges 2
Police Districts 13
Police sub-Divisions 0
Police Circles 35
Police Stations 158
Police Outposts 236


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

  Sanctioned Actual
Civil Police 97.80 101.15
Total Police 212.58 205.76

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 3 0 0.00%
2 Addl. DGP 1 0 0.00%
3 IGP 6 0 0.00%
4 DIG 6 2 33.33%
5 AIGP/SSP/SP/Comn 34 6 17.65%
6 Addl. SP/Dy. Comn 29 8 27.59%
7 ASP/DySP 100 10 10.00%
8 Inspector 219 10 4.57%
9 Sub-Inspector 1555 294 18.91%
10 Assistant Sub-Inspector 0 0 0.00%
11 Head Constable 2240 75 3.35%
12 Constable 16714 2201 13.17%
13 Others 1648 0 0.00%
  Total 22,555 2,606 11.55%


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

Police Units Strength
Total Police Districts  
Districts headed by women (specialized police stations) 0
Total Police Stations  
Police Stations headed by Women as on 31.07.2016 0

All Women Police Stations

a. Total Number of All-Women Police Stations

Uttarakhand has a total of 2 “All-Women Police Stations,”located in Paudi and Almora districts.  All other districts of the state, reportedly, do not have an “All-Women’s Police Station."

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

  Inspector Sub-Inspector ASI Head Constables Constables
PS Sanctioned Actual Sanctioned Actual Sanctioned Actual  Sanctioned Actual Sanctioned Actual
Paudi     2 1     1 0 10 5
Almora     2 2     2 1 16 13

c. Mandate, functions and powers

All Women Police Station was established in Almora in the year 1993 vide the Notification No. 3582P/G:PU-93-300(90)93, dated 21st September, 1993.  The offenses dealt with under this police station relate to:

Outraging the modesty of a woman, by assault, obscene acts, criminal force murder and all offenses relating to murder, rape, kidnapping, offenses relating to miscarriage, injuries to unborn child and concealments of birth, offenses relating to trafficking, offenses relating to marriage, offenses relating to cruelty by husband or relatives of husbands, wrongful confinement etc.

d. Evaluation of All-Women Police Stations

No attempt has been made by the police department to evaluate the performance of all women police station till date.  However, Almora PHQ has sent a letter referring to the details of the workshops held for the women personnel in the women and child helplines.


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

Uttarakhand had a 20% reservation since 2001.  However, the same was increased to 30% horizontal reservation for women in Uttarakhand Police Department.

b. Policy for achieving the reservation percentage

This was done to open direct recruitments at the ranks of Constable by the Home Secretary Uttarakhand vide the letter no. 1966/xxx (2) /2006 dated 24th July, 2006 and was circulated to all the district officers, chief secretaries, and divisional commissioners.  The response under RTI mentioned that the posts for women are being filled by them completely.


a. Existence of separate cadre for men and women

There is a common cadre for men and women.

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

For the direct recruitment of women, there is a 30% reservation (as provided by the PHQ Uttarkhand, Almora PHQ states; no information).

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

No information received.

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

Uttarakhand does not have any specific norms for posting and transfer of women police personnel.  The RTI response was given by the districts having women police stations.

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

The department does not have any separate norm for promotion of women.

Women & Child Helpdesk

a. Constitution of Women and Child Help Desks

Uttarakhand police has three set-ups specifically for women and children: a Woman and Child Helpline, a People’s Helpdesk, and a Special Juvenile Police Unit.

In 2009, the DGP issued a letter (Letter No. DG-5-UP-39/2009 dated 18th March 2009) calling for the establishment of “Women and Child Helpline” in every district.  Till then, Uttarakhand had a Women Helpline only.  As per the DG’s letter, the helpline is to be located at the office of the district SP.  For the larger districts including Udhamsingh Nagar, Nanital, and Haridwar a designated vehicle is to be allocated to the SSP, in-charge of the helpline.  In Almora and Paudi, the All-Women Police Station was made in charge of the helpline.  Based on information received through the Right to Information, the helplines have been set up in all districts except


Except in some police stations of the districts like, Chamrata, Janpad, Dehradun.  These districts have child Help Desk’s and no Women's helpline desk.

At the same time, the DGs letter also converted the Women’s help desk to “Peoples Helpdesk.”  The letter mentions this change follows after an internal evaluation of the women help desk, not being fully utilized, to its utmost potential.  While the SHO is to be the officer in-charge of this peoples desk, the letter specifically mentions that People’s desk (earlier known as Women Help Desk) - All police stations had women help desks, but the help desk was not used to its utmost potential, thus, these desks have been renamed to Peoples help desk where a women personnel be posted to this desk personnel will in rotation be appointed.  The SHO will be the head of this desk.  Also, this desk will have the duty to help the Women and Child Helpline.

In 2013, DG issued a letter directing a special juvenile unit to be setup in every police station as per the SC order ------ the combination of all requiring  the juvenile matter

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

No information received.

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

Woman police officers in the rank of Sub-Inspectors to Constables are designated as officers of the Women and Child helpline desk.  At least one Women Constable has to be appointed in the Women and Child Helpline Desk.

The RTI response from Nainital, states the following personnel’s to be present in the women help desks:-

2 women constable,

1 Psychiatrist,

1 Sociologist,

1 Educationalist,

1 Advocate

For Special Kishore Unit has:-

1 Sub-Inspector,

1 head constable,

1 women constable, and

1 constable.

Most of the RTI response stated no information regarding the working of the Kishore Special Unit and Women Help Line.  Thanas from district Nainital state that the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Act Rules will be applicable. And for women’s complaints, specific counselling be provided for quick and simple solutions.


a. Training Policy for different ranks

No information received.

b. Joint or separate training for men and women

No information received.

c. Special facilities for women in training institutions

No information received.

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

No information received.

Maternity & Child Care Leave

a. Maternity Leave

No information received.

b. Child Care Leave

No information received.

Budget for Women Police

a. Total Police Budget

No information received.

b. Allocation for women from the State Police Budget

No information received.

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.

New Developments

No information available.