Delhi Police Current Affairs - 2019
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Senior IPS Officer Alok Kumar Verma has taken charge of new Police Commissioner of Delhi on February 29, 2016. He has replaced B. S. Bassi. His appointment was cleared by Union Home Ministry on February 17 and was sent to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for issuing the appointment order.
About Alok Kumar Verma
- Verma, 58, is a senior IPS officer from 1979-batch Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.
- Before taking charge as Delhi Police Commissioner, he was serving as Director General (Prisons). He has been on crucial posts such as DCP (south and north east Delhi), Joint Commissioner of New Delhi Range, Crime Branch as Joint CP, DG Mizoram etc.
Facts about Delhi Police
Constitution of India has special provisions regarding the administration of Union territory of Delhi under article 239AA as inserted by Constitution 69th Amendment Act 1991. As per this article, legislative assembly of Delhi can make laws for whole or part of the NCT of Delhi on all subjects in the State List or Concurrent List except Public Order, Police and Land. Due to this, Delhi Police comes under Union Home Ministry while Delhi Development Authority comes under Union Urban Development Ministry. The police commissioner of Delhi reports to the lieutenant governor in Delhi.
Union Cabinet on 20 March 2015 approved 33 percent reservation for women in police forces of all seven Union Territories (UTs) including Delhi Police.
This decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
The reservation in this regard will be
- Applicable in each category of SC, ST, OBC and others in direct recruitment in non-gazetted posts from constables to sub-inspector.
- Available to women against all prior vacancies that existed on the date of issue of this order after Cabinet approval and vacancies arising henceforth.
Union Government has taken this decision to augment the representation of the women in the police forces in order to make police more gender sensitive.
This decision will also instill confidence among women to enable them to approach the police without hesitation for seeking protection and assistance as and when required.
- At present Chandigarh has 6.18 per cent women police force highest among all 7 UTs. While, Puducherry with 5.89 per cent has lowest representation.
- Delhi has 7.61 per cent and Lakshwadeep has 10.52 per cent women among its police force.
- The average women representation in police forces across pan India is only 5.33 per cent i.e. 84,479 police women. The actual needed total strength is of 15.85 lakh women police force in the country.