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Task force favours 33 pc women quota in Telangana police

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A task force appointed by the Telangana government on police reforms has recommended 33 per cent reservation for women in police recruitment upto sub-inspector level, a senior police official said today.

The committee also recommended that every police station in the state should have a woman receptionist, besides a counsellor, Telangana Director General of Police Anurag Sharma said.

The recommendations suggested by the task force, that was formed earlier on the reforms, will be made available to public for suggestions and comments, he said.

"Women police strength has to be increased to tackle women issues. The task force has recommended 33 per cent reservation for women in civil police and 10 per cent for Armed police upto SI level," Sharma told reporters.

Women police personnel constitute between 8 and 9 per cent of the total state police, he said.

The department will closely work with other departments, such as women's welfare, in addressing issues related to them, he said.

Admitting that the conviction rate is low in the state, he said the department is also mulling to appoint legal advisors for every police station to assist the local officials in preparing legal documents, such as case dairy and charge sheets.

The recommendations of the task force will be available for comments and suggestion from the public through social networking sites and emails also, Sharma added.

First Published: Mon, September 15 2014. 17:50 IST