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Why no woman SHOs in Delhi police stations, Swati Maliwal questions ACP

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New Delhi, Mar 16 (ILNS) The Delhi Commission for Women has taken suo motu cognizance of a news report pertaining to transfer of SHOs in different police stations in Delhi Police, alleging there is no woman SHO deployed at any police station in Delhi despite the mandate for reservation of 33% for women.

In a notice issued by chairperson Swati Maliwal to Additional Commissioner of Delhi Police, she asked what steps had been taken by them to increase the participation of women officers at higher level.

“Reportedly, there are 178 police stations in Delhi; however, no police station is headed by a female officer. It is reported that as per rules there is a reservation of 33% for women in Delhi Police, but the participation of female officers at higher level appears to be very less,” said the Delhi Commission for Women.

The Women Commission asked the Additional Police Commissioner to furnish details whether it is true that currently there is no female SHO in any police station of Delhi Police? If yes, please provide the reasons for the same. Please provide the details of male officers of rank of Inspector including their sanctioned and current number of posts.

The commission also asked for the details of female officers of rank of Inspector including their sanctioned and current number of posts and also details of female officers who have been deployed as an SHO in police stations in last one year.

and what steps have been taken by the Delhi Police to increase the participation of female officers at higher level. Swati Maliwal asked the ACP to provide all information latest by March 19.ILNS/SNG/JR

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