Female cops 'cornered' in IPS transfers

India on 05 August 2013
Location : Jaipur, India | Source : DNA India. Image Source: Flickr User Edson Walker

On one hand government boasts of the women empowerment and on the other hand seven female superintendents of police (SPs) were taken off the field duty in a reshuffle of the Indian Police Services (IPS) officers in the state.

The state government may be patting its back for initiating various welfare schemes to encourage and promote women in various fields but the IPS officers’ re-jig indicates that the government does not trust the fairer sex, when it comes to being deployed in the field. Of all the seven female SPs who were transferred on Friday in this reshuffle, none has been appointed in active field duty.

As many as 49 the Indian Police Services (IPS) officers were reshuffled on Friday and these seven women IPS officers were among those who were transferred.

Prior to the transfers, majority of the SPs had been posted in various districts like Tonk, Pali, Sawai Madhopur, Bundi, Jaipur-East. However, they were transferred to a much “cold” post and not given any active field posting like they had held earlier. 
For example Shweta Dhankar, who till now had served as DCP- Jaipur east, was transferred to the post of SP in Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) at Bharatpur. Preeti Chandra (SP Bundi) and S Parimala (SP Tonk) have both been transferred to CID’s Intelligence wing at Jaipur.

Similarly, Jaipur Traffic Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) lata Manoj Kumar has been made the Commandant of 12th battalion of the Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) at New Delhi. Lata Manoj Kumar is not the only SP been transferred to the post of commandant, rather SP Pali- K B Vandana and SP Sawai Madhopur Param Jyoti have been posted in Hadi Rani battalion at Ajmer and SDRF, Kota respectively. Meanwhile, Preeti Jain, a commandant in the Police Training School at Kherwara has been appointed as deputy director of Rajasthan Police Academy (RPA).

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