GULBARGA: The government has decided to give 20 per cent reservation for women in recruitment of civil police constables.
The move aims to ensure sufficient number of women constables in civil police force across the state.
A new set of guidelines laid down by the government makes it mandatory that women account for 20 per cent of the total civil police constables in each district.
A circular in this regard was sent to the Superintendents of Police of all districts recently.
The government is expected to start filling up posts of the civil police constables soon and the new guidelines will be enforced in every recruitment drive.
At present, in the North Eastern range, posts of 140 constables in Bellary district, 142 in Bidar, 157 in Gulbarga, 54 in Koppal, 44 in Raichur, 100 in Yadgir district, 190 in railways and 190 in wireless wing are lying vacant.
Inspector General of Police (North Eastern range) Suresh K Mohammed told Express that the purpose of the new guidelines is to ensure that there are enough women constables to attend to the women who come to police stations with various complaints.
With more women approaching the police because of the increased number of women constables in the stations, the rate of crimes against women is expected to come down.
Another purpose of this move is gender sensitisation of police personnel.
The IGP said he has instructed all SPs in the range to ensure that at least one woman constable is posted in each police station.
Mohammed said he has instructed the SPs to ensure that police stations register complaints filed by women immediately.
From eve-teasing to rape, all the cases will be registered without any delay, he added.