National convention of women police officers will be held in Shimla on 5th and 6th August. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be present in this. This national level conference is being organized in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) and Himachal Police. Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu said during a press conference in Shimla on Friday that 300 women police and para military officers are expected to attend the conference. This conference is being organized since 2002 and is done once in 2 years. This will be the 10th conference to be held in Shimla. The women police officers of the country will share their experiences on various issues.
DGP said that the conference will be inaugurated by the Union Home Minister. Judges of the Supreme Court, women ministers of the Union Cabinet and other dignitaries participate in it. An exhibition will also be held at the Gaiety Theatre. In this, the journey of women police in the state and country has been displayed.Further he talked about the first conference that was held in 2002. In this, the issue of toilets for women in the police station were raised. After this, the then Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani had released 90-90 thousand rupees for each police station.
25 percent reservation for women in constable posts
DGP said that in Himachal’s total force, there are 13 percent women officers. It is the highest in the country. There is 25 percent reservation for women in constable post in the state. Previous day, the government has sanctioned 30 posts of sub-inspectors. Of these, 10 posts will be reserved for women.