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Over 5 Lakh Police Posts Vacant, Less Than 9 Per Cent Women In Force: Data

Friday, January 31, 2020, 8:26 AM

There were over five-lakh vacant posts across the country in the police force, while women constituted less than 9% of the total personnel working by 2019, a new-government-data stated on Wednesday. The total sanctioned police force was 25,95,435 while the actual strength was 20,67,270 and 5,28,165 vacant posts, said the annual data obtained and prepared by the BPR&D, which works under the Union-Home-Ministry.
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Why cant police be given weekly off? Asks Madras HC

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 8:41 PM

While hearing a plea seeking abolition of the orderly system in the police force, Justice N Kirubakaran observed, "Every government servant is entitled to a one-day holiday in a week so that they can spend time with their families, likewise why shouldn't the police personnel who don't get a weekly off." The court directed Additional Advocate General to take instructions from the higher authorities.