Haryana

HARYANA TO RECRUIT 1000 WOMEN TO RAISE WOMEN POLICE BATTALION

August 05, 2017 08:18 PM

Chandigarh/Hisar  (Face2News)

The Haryana Government has decided to raise a women’s police battalion for which 1,000 woman police personnel would soon be recruited. A training centre will also be established in Hisar to impart training to women police personnel.

This was disclosed by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, at the second Haryana Mahila Police Diwas programme in Hisar, today.

He said the percentage of women personnel in the state police force had increased from six to 9.3 per cent, and with the recruitment of 1,000 more personnel, this would increase to 11 per cent. Three police training centres are presently functioning at Sunaria, Madhuban and Bhondsi.
Reiterating the commitment of the state government towards women’s empowerment and their safety, the Chief Minister recalled that two years ago, the Haryana Government had, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, decided to establish women’s police stations in all districts. Today, these are operational and approval has also been accorded for setting up such police stations in eight sub-divisions as well.  As many as 38 women’s help desks are in operation at sub-divisional level and these could be converted into full-fledged stations, if required.

In view of their large population, an additional women’s police station each would be established in Gurugram and Faridabad. As many as two women’s police stations each are already functioning in these districts. Additional stations would be set up in NIT, Faridabad and southern Gurugram.
Mr Manohar lal said crèches would be opened at all-woman police stations for the care of children accompanying the police personnel, and women lodged there for committing crimes. A family counsellor would be appointed at each women’s police station to provide counselling to the complainants and help strengthen their familial bonds. Women’s police stations had led to decrease in crimes against women.
The Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme has yielded positive results, with the sex ratio at birth in the state, which was less than 832 girls per 1,000 boys in 2014, crossing the 950-mark. He urged the people belonging to all sections of the society to contribute towards this initiative, besides other programmes being implemented by the Haryana Government for the welfare of women.

Mr Manohar Lal said 30 sites had been earmarked for opening colleges for women, and the process to allot them would start this year. The Chief Minister presented medals for meritorious services to Inspector General, Dr. Suman Manjri, Assistant Sub-Inspectors, Ms. Anita Devi and Ms. Somwati, Head Constable, Ms. Bimlesh, and Constable, Ms. Sundar Kumari.

Women’s police riders were flagged off to mark the occasion. As many as 100 scooters were handed over to 20 women’s police stations by Hero MotoCorp. Later, he laid foundation stones of and inaugurated different projects. Speaking on the occasion, the Additional Chief Secretary, Mrs. Keshni Anand Arora, said the state government had established women’s police stations to ensure empowerment and safety of women. This initiative would put a check on crime against women.The Director General of Police, Mr. B.S. Sandhu, and IGP, Crimes against Women, Ms. Mamta Singh, also spoke on the occasion.

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