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16% increase in female police officers, but participation is still 2.98% in CAPF: report

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There is a 16.05 percent jump in women in the police force for the year, observed the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR-D) in the Data on Police Organizations (DoPO) released for the year 2020 on Tuesday.

According to an official statement, this is the first time in the history of BPR-D that DoPO for a particular year has been launched during the same year.

“The BPR-D has been publishing the DoPO annually, since 1986. The DoPO on January 1, 2019, was published by the Union Minister of the Interior, Amit Shah, on January 29, 2020. This is the the first time in the history of BPR and D that DoPO for a particular year has been published during the same year. A great effort has been made to verify the data, ”he said.

According to the report issued by BPR-D, there are 26,23,225 sanctioned police officers in the country.

“Similarly, the current total police force is 20,91,488 with a vacancy of 5,31,737 in the police force,” he added.

According to the report, this year there is a 16.05 percent increase for female police officers.

But, in the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) like ITBP, BSF, CRPF, CISF, SSB, NSG, the total percentage of female police officers is still 2.98%.

“There are 29,249 policewomen in the paramilitary forces with a total of 9,82,391 troops and officers,” he added.

The report, while providing details on police stations, said there are 16,855 sanctioned police stations in 800 districts.

“More than 1,19,000 policemen were recruited in 2019 and the total number of vehicles available with the police is 4,60,220,” he added.

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