Delhi Commission For Women Questions Delhi Police Over Lack Of Female Chiefs

Female Cops On Night Duty In Jammu
Delhi Police And Fewer Female SHOs: The Delhi police were questioned by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) about the total absence of female station house officers (SHO) at various police stations. Now the Delhi police are expected to reply to the question by March 19.

The DCW had revealed that none of the 178 police stations in Delhi has a female officer. They also stated that in spite of having a 33 per cent reservation for women, their participation in the police force was way too low.

“We have been informed that there are no women SHOs in any of the 178 police stations in Delhi. This is very shocking and disappointing at the same time. It is very important to ensure the equal participation of women in the force. Further, areas like GB Road must have women SHOs. We have issued a notice to the police in the matter and sought answers to our concerns,” DCW chief Swati Maliwal was quoted in the statement as saying.

Delhi police will have to give all the information sought by DCW

The DCW has decided to take the matter into its own hands by asking for all the information about male and female officers who are holding the rank of inspectors, and their sanctioned and current number of posts.

Meanwhile, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, the state government has decided to establish police stations that will be run by women in 52 districts. State Home Minister Narottam Mishra during a press conference said, ” To curb crime against women, and to ensure registration of the crime and proper investigation into such cases, the Madhya Pradesh government has decided to set up women police stations in the remaining 42 districts of the state also.”