Indian Bureaucracy News | On the eve of International Women”s Day, a CRPF Empowered Woman Award (CEWA) decoration has been announced that will be annually given to an outstanding female police personnel in the country, officials said.
The announcement was made during the national conference on ”Women in Police and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs)” that was organised by the BPR&D. The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) is a national think-tank on policing under the Union home ministry.
The one-day conference was inaugurated by Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani where she also unveiled a book ”To Greater Heights” written by CRPF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nitu. “It was my dream to wear uniform and I am extremely delighted to present my speech in front of so many uniformed women. Counseling at the time of recruitment of women in the forces would make them better prepared for their career. It is still shocking that the society still looks at the working women with bias and holds the performance of men to be the only benchmark for success. The CEWA honour will be an effort to acknowledge their service,” Mrs Irani said.
The award will be given in August this year when the BPR&D will hold an event to celebrate its golden jubilee, they said. “I thank the honourable Union Minister Mrs Smriti Irani for being a part of this gathering. We have discussed the issues pertaining to women in police, like workplace harassment and cyber crime. We also discussed the unique challenges women officers face during hard postings. I am sure this CEWA honour would certainly boost their morale,” said VSK Kaumudi, DG BPR&D.
“The award, instituted by the CRPF, would be presented to lady police personnel for ”outstanding policing” and will be open for all women personnel serving in the central armed police forces, state police units as well as other organisations performing policing tasks,” Shri Kaumudi added further.
The award carries a cash reward of Rs1 lakh, a scroll and a citation, the officer said. The Central Reserve Police Force recently announced giving away an annual ”shakti” award to a personnel of the force who is chosen for doing good work in the field of women empowerment and gender equality.
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