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Haryana Police to have more women officers

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, January 14, 2013
First Published: 01:01 IST(14/1/2013) | Last Updated: 01:02 IST(14/1/2013)

In an effort to ensure safety of women, the Haryana Police has taken a slew of measures, including increasing the strength of female officers.


The state police will recruit 11,000 officers in 2013. Of them, at least 1,500 will be woman constables.

According to director general of police SN Vashist, the department will increase the percentage of woman officers up to 10% from the present 6.5%, even though the proportion in the state is higher than the national average of about 4%. 

In Gurgaon, the number of women cops is 345, less than 10% of the total staff strength of 3,688.

The police have also planned to double the number of woman PCRs in the state so as to curb crime against women more effectively, the DGP said, adding that a lady officer of the deputy superintendent of police or inspector rank has already been appointed as nodal officer in each district.

In case of crime against women, the police officials have been told to arrest the accused within 24 hours and file a chargesheet in 30 days.

A committee comprising a deputy commissioner, a superintendent of police and a district attorney has been constituted at district level, while a committee of DGP and home secretary is functional at the state level, the police chief said.

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