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20 per cent reservation for women in police dept: Home Minister

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Bengaluru: The state government will consider giving 20 per cent reservation for women, while filling up vacant posts in the police department, said Home Minister Dr G Parameshwar on Monday.
During his visit to Basavanagudi women’s police station, minister reviewed the facilities for the staff and spoke to them to learn about their problems.

He went through details of the number of cases registered, the status of these case and crime records. He also checked the lock-up, toilets and other basic needs of the staff, and spoke to Police Commissioner N.S. Megharikh and DCP (South) B. S. Lokesh Kumar on improving the facilities.

Speaking to media persons, HM said, “We are aiming to ensure that at least 20 per cent of the police staff are women. We are thinking of providing 20 per cent reservation for women during recruitment. Also, we will sort out issues related to the promotion of women staff soon.”

He added, “Ten more women police stations have been sanctioned and one is already functioning in Hassan. We will take steps to set up a women police station each at all district centres,” he said.

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