police stations to have 2 women SI, 7 constables Delhi
constables in the backdrop of gang rape of a girl in the
A special drive for recruiting female constables and
officers and appointing more women personnel in police
stations will also be undertaken soon to instill confidence
"I have signed the file for appointing two woman
sub-inspectors and seven woman constables in every police
Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told Delhi
reporters here today.
The Home Minister's order comes in the backdrop of public
outrage over the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in the
capital on December 16. The girl died in a hospital in
around 83,000 of which nearly 6,000 are women personnel.
The special task force, which was constituted to review
the functioning of the Delhi Police on a regular basis, also
decided at a meeting held here today to increase the women
personnel's strengthen in Delhi Police.
The government has already taken a series of measures for
security of women in
and appointed a committee to review Delhi
the anti-rape law for proving speedier justice and enhanced
punishment for criminal involved in sexual assault cases.
It has also appointed a Commission of Inquiry to find out
various aspects of the shocking gang rape incident, identify
the lapses, if any, on the part of the police or any other
authority or person that contributed to the occurrence.