Welfare Policies for Women Police in India: Critical Study of Outcomes

  • Teresa Jijo and Ashutosh Panchbhai
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  • Teresa Jijo

    LLM student at Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

  • Ashutosh Panchbhai

    Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, India

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Globally, the feminine counterparts of men were “allowed” to be a part of the police force some 30 years ago. This meant the system did not have the required experience and the adequate knowledge on the dos and don’ts of ensuring a smooth induction of women police officers. While the responsibilities they donned differ, it remains pertinent that women are made to integrate into these diverse systems with the basic understanding that they are in fact, women. Being a woman officer for example, comes with its own required welfare policies that cater to the needs of their gender. This brings to notice the role of their involvement in the force, in the prevailing backdrop of the alleged norms, values, and attitudes toward women in different societies. This paper attempts to bring a close eye on the reality of welfare policies and how it is effectively linked to more and more women dropping out of service.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5855 - 5867

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111214

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