MUMBAI: Gujarat’s first woman Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Tuesday announced 33 per cent reservation for women in the state’s police force.
“We will keep 33 per cent jobs in the police force reserved for the women. Women’s empowerment is necessary for the up-liftment of the society,” Patel said, speaking after attending the passing out parade of 97 armed Police Sub Inspectors and 39 Intelligence Officers in Gandhinagar.
“It is necessary to empower women for their up-liftment in society. Thus, my government has decided to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in the police recruitments,” announced Patel without elaborating.
Patel claimed that Gujarat had the lowest crime rate in the country.
“The Gujarat Police force is the most educated force in India having more than 26,000 educated policemen serving people.
“I thank the police force for having maintained law and order for these many years and contributing to the development process of the state,” said Patel.
“Gujarat has not witnessed any major communal clash in the past 10 years. The communal harmony has helped the state in its development.
“Gujarat is the safest state in the country with lowest crime rate,” she added.