Center trying to increase women personnel in police forces: Union Minister Nityanand Rai | India News – Times of India

SHIMLA: Union minister Nityanand Opinion Said on Sunday that the central government is making efforts to increase their number. female worker in police forces across the country.
Addressing the inaugural session of the National Conference of Police Women (NCWP) at Raj Bhavan here, the Union Minister of State for Home said that the participation of women in police is increasing across the country and women are doing better in all fields. ,
He said that the main focus of this conference is to address various gender specific issues related to women in police and to further develop the leadership quality among women.
The Minister highlighted the roles, opportunities and challenges faced by women in police. “Our newly elected President Draupadi Murmu is a living example that the country is now moving towards women empowerment,” she said.
Rai also said that due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, women are getting opportunities in every sphere of life, be it governance, politics, sports and armed forces.
“Infrastructure is being created to facilitate women in police forces as well as to address complaints related to crime against women,” the Union Minister said.
More than 200 women police officers and personnel are participating in the two-day conference organized by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) in association with Himachal Police.
BPRD Director General Balaji Shrivastav, Himachal Pradesh DGP Sanjay Kundu, BPRD Director Tajender Singh Luthra, Sr. IPS Officers AR Anuradha, who is Principal Secretary (Home) in the Government of Andhra Pradesh, and retired IPS officer Manjari Zaruhar were also present during the inaugural session.
The inaugural session was followed by technical sessions at Hotel Holiday Home.
The technical sessions revolved around a variety of topics, which included, inter alia, gender-friendly design thinking in police, committees to prevent sexual harassment of women at workplace, and ways to make police friendly.
Himachal Pradesh ADGP (State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau) Satwant Atwal Trivedi remarked that the infrastructure in the police force from uniforms, body-gear to washrooms has been designed according to male parameters. He insisted that women in the police should speak their mind.
The second speaker of the session was Anuradha Shankar, ADGP (Training), Madhya Pradesh. He said that colonial methods still dominate the Indian police in terms of infrastructure and uniforms. She also informed the gathering about the innovative women friendly steps taken by the Madhya Pradesh Police.
Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer Sonal Chandra talks about the committees formed to prevent sexual harassment against women at workplace. He discussed in detail the issues and present status of the PoSH committees and the way forward for strengthening such committees.
The third and final session of the day was taken by Sangram Singh Nishandar, DCP (Crime) Mumbai and Shayani S, IGP (Training), Biju Patnaik State Police Academy Bhubaneswar, Odisha. ‘Have women police personnel made police friendly?’ the subject that was discussed.
Nishandar said that the Nirbhaya mobile patrol vehicles, around 97 in number, are well equipped to handle women-related issues and keep women safe in Mumbai.
Shayne S spoke about studies that show that in dealing with crime against women and children, women have better traits such as patience, empathy, solitude, tolerance and sacrifice, and their larger numbers in police stations. will go a long way in improving the image of in society.
Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar will address the concluding session of NCWP on Monday evening.
Meanwhile, an exhibition is also being organized here at the Gaiety Theatre, which was formally inaugurated by Zaruhar on Sunday morning.