33% reservation in police force

33% reservation in police force

Through a Cabinet decision, all UTs have been mandated to undertake 33% reservation for women in the police force. Ministry of Home Affairs has also issued an advisory on 04.09.2009 to all State Governments to increase representation of women in police to 33% of the total strength. So far, 8 States viz. Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana and 5 UTs namely Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and NCT Delhi have already extended 33% reservation for women in police forces.