Hyderabad: Unless women are treated equally at all levels and given equal opportunity, their representation in all fields would not be possible, said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad, director Abhay.
Mr Abhay, who uses one name, said that three probationers each had been allotted to TS and AP. They are among the 103 probationers of the 70th batch of India Police Service (Regular Recruit) officers who will take part in the passing out parade to be held at the NPA on August 24. The probationers have completed 83 weeks of basic and practical training at the academy and on the field.
Among the probationers are 12 women. Six officers are from the Royal Bhutan Police and five Nepal.
Gaush Alam of Delhi, Dr Vineeth G. of Karnataka and Dr Shabrish P. of Karnataka have been allotted to the Telangana cadre and Bindu Madhav Garikapati of Telangana and Vasana Vidhya Sagar Naidu of Telangana state and Tuhin Sinha of Uttar Pradesh have been allotted to Andhra Pradesh.
The probationers have undergone rigorous training including completing a 40 km walk with a 10kg load on their backs and a rifle in their hands. Except for one probationer – who would be given a chance to finish the test – all the others have cleared the 16 km run, Mr Abhay said.
Responding to a query on women taking up the service, Abhay said: “An ideal situation would be having 50 per cent of women officers in the service. Is there equal proportion of women in any sector or service? That day will come where we will have equal numbers of women in all the sectors and also in the police service.”
Abhay, a 1986 batch IPS officer said: “In our batch (1986) there were only two female officers. Our senior batch had only one woman officer. There were batches where not a single woman officer was present. In the current batch, there are 12 women probationers and the coming batch has 34 women. Unless we treat girls equally and provide education, the proportion of women representatives in all the fields would be less.”
Asked if any probationer had not completed any subject, Deputy Director (Basic Course and Research) and Control of Examinations Dr. Nikhil J Gupta said: “They would be given a chance to clear the subjects in the future.”