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Women in Police

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN IN POLICE & CAPFS

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Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) organised the National Conference on Women in Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in New Delhi.

Key data’s:

  • The main objective of the National Conference was to discuss and deliberate on the following two themes:
    • Cyber Stalking and Bullying of Women: Steps for Protection
    • Challenges faced by CAPF Women in Operational Areas
  • Few important issues related to women in Police which were highlighted during the conference are:
    • Workplace harassment besides cybercrime.
    • Society should not look at the working women with bias and hold the performance of men to be the only benchmark for success.
    • Training of members of the Child Welfare Committees (CWC).
    • The need to train more female forensic investigators and cybercrime experts.
    • BPR&D was also advised to make an SoP for “One Stop Centre for Women”.
  • To commemorate this event, a hand-out – “BPR&D Mirror – Gender Benders” was released, which stated the recent initiatives taken by BPR&D to promote Woman Safety.

Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D):

  • The Government of India established the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), under the Ministry of Home Affairs in the 1970s.
  • It replaced the Police Research and Advisory Council (1966), with the primary objective of modernization of police force.
  • In 1995 Government of India decided to entrust issues relating to Correctional Administration Work to the BPR&D.
  • Thereby BPR&D has to ensure the implementation of prison reforms as well.
  • The Government of India further decided to create a National Police Mission under the administrative control of BPR&D to transform the police forces in the country.
  • Recently, BPR&D observed its 50th foundation day.

Child Welfare Committees (CWC):

  • The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) is constituted under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
  • It is the sole authority to deal with matters concerning children in need of care and protection.
  • The Committee is constituted for each district or group of districts.

Links to note:

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/8th-national-conference-of-women-in-police/

https://pragativadi.com/smriti-zubin-irani-inaugurates-national-conference-on-women-in-police-capfs/

https://indusdictum.com/2020/03/07/india-needs-more-women-forensic-cybercrime-experts-wcd-minister-irani/

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