Govt. of India

Mahila Police Volunteers (Mpvs)

Mahila Police will serve as a public-police interface in order to fight crime against women. The broad mandate of MPVs is to report incidences of violence against women such as domestic violence, child marriage, dowry harassment and violence faced by women in public spaces. She will act as a role model for the community. MPVs are envisaged as empowered, responsible, socially aware women for fostering leadership in local settings to facilitate police outreach on gender concerns. They will be an interface between society and the police. Gender-Based Violence (GBV), faced by women both in public and private spaces, including domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, voyeurism, stalking etc is a major threat to women equality and empowerment. A gender responsive police service requires specific training, increased presence of female personnel and community outreach to integrate gender issues into policies, protocols and operational procedures. The Role of Police is pivotal in ensuring the safety and security of citizens in general and women in particular. To increase the visibility of women in the police force, Home Ministry has carried forward the initiative to give 33% reservation to women in police force by implementing it in UTs and propagating in the States. Government of India promotes envisages engagement/ nomination of Mahila Police Volunteers (MPVs) in all States

Benefits of Mahila Police Volunteers (Mpvs):

  • MPV will serve as a public-police interface in order to fight crime against women
  • MPVs is to report incidences of violence against women such as domestic violence
  • MPVs help to reduce crime such as child marriage, dowry harassment and violence faced by women in public spaces
  • She will act as a role model for the community
  • An MPV is an honorary position

Objectives For Mahila Police Volunteers (Mpvs):

  1. An MPV will serve as a public-police interface in order to fight crime against women. The broad mandate of MPVs is to report incidences of violence against women such as domestic violence, child marriage, dowry harassment and violence faced by women in public spaces. She will act as a role model for the community
  2. An MPV is an honorary position

Eligibility Criteria For Mahila Police Volunteers (Mpvs):

  1. mahila police volunteer should be a female
  2. She should not be less than 21 years of age
  3. The incumbent must possess at least 12th pass certificate
  4. She should be from the same geographical area and conversant with the local dialects
  5. She must not have been convicted or imprisoned for the violation of any criminal law
  6. No criminal proceedings must have been instituted against her
  7. She should not be a member of any political party

Application Process For Selection Of Mahila Police Volunteer:

  1. Issue of notice in Local Thana/Police Chowki/Panchayat Office/ Municipal Office, publicity through Tehsildar/ Block Development Officer/AWWs/ANMs/ASHAs/PS/OP/DySP/SP Office/ DM Office
  2. Applications from suitable candidates shall be invited giving time of at least one month. A model application form is placed at Annexure II
  3. Applications shall be received by Superintendent of Police (SP) of the area. An appropriate mechanism shall be worked out at district level with the criteria for selection and rejection of candidates
  4. Short-listing of eligible candidates shall be done by a Screening Committee
  5. After verification of the credentials of the shortlisted candidates, ‘Applicants’ can be called by the Senior Superintendent of Police heading the committee for interview and selection
  6. SP will issue Appointment Orders to the selected candidates

References & Details:

For more details about mahila police volunteer go on following links:

  1. http://wcd.nic.in/schemes-listing/2404
  2. http://wcd.nic.in/sites/default/files/Approved%20Guideline%2031092016%20Website.pdf
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