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Odisha Police Mulls To Recruit 50% Women Officers At PS Level: DGP Abhay


Cuttack: Odisha Police is contemplating to recruit 50 per cent women officers at police station level, informed DGP Abhay on Friday. While talking to reporters on the sidelines of State-level conference of women police in Cuttack, Abhay said women officers at various police station level are doing a commendable job.

“It is a proud moment for Odisha that there are women officers in over 100 police stations in the State. The officers are doing a good job and we plan to recruit 50 per cent women officers in the department in the years to come,” said Abhay.

The DGP further stated that the women officers have submitted a summary of recommendations and a committee will be formed to look into their demands.

Around 127 ‘police women’ of all ranks of Odisha Police participated in the conference and engaged in discussions on various gender specific service and welfare issues of women police personnel.

The delegates deliberated in four syndicate groups on several topics including barriers in career advancement of women in police, sexual harassment at work place, issues of women sports-persons and others.

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