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Andaman & Nicobar Police proposed to reserve 33% seats for women

May 22, 2015 17:08 IST

Andaman & Nicobar Police on 21 May 2015 proposed to reserve 33 percent of the seats for the posts of constable and sub-inspector for women.

The decision to keep 33 percent women in police will help the vulnerable sections like women, children and the old to voice their grievances without fear and help resolve many problems in a significant way.

At present, women police consists only 18 percent part Andaman and Nicobar police.

Earlier in June 2014, Gujarat Government also announced 33 percent quota for women in police force.

On the other hand, Union Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2015 approved 33 percent reservation for women in police forces of all union territories, including Delhi, citing difficulties faced by women complainants to approach the male-dominated police force.


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