Gujarat Director General of Police inaugurated Day Care centre at Police Training School
Aim is to provide the children of the on-duty trainees with the necessary medical treatment, nutritious food and toys and a home-like environment
Gujarat Director General of Police and Chief Police Officer Ashish Bhatia inagurated Cradle house at Vadodara-based Police Training School in the presence of Director General of Police (Training) Vikas Sahay and Vadodara City Police Commissioner Dr. Shamsher Singh.
Importantly, the contribution of women in every field and sectors, including the police, is remarkable at present. Women are making noble contributions on a variety of aspects, including careers, along with social and family responsibilities. At such times, the police department has also seen a gradual increase in the number of women police. They have to go as part of their training and duty. In such a situation their children need a motherly care and with the same objective a Cradle house centre has been started at the Women's Barracks of Vadodara-based Police Training School. With this they can fulfill their duties without worrying about the child.
Female trainees have outdoor and indoor training as part of the course which is mostly during the day, during which time childcare is arranged to be taken up in this cradle house. The cottage is decorated with cradles, various toys for children, colorful paintings, attractive walls. It may be mentioned that the new Cradle House has been constructed primarily from the Police Welfare Fund at an estimated cost of Rs. 2 lakhs.
The Government of India plans to start such cradle houses in places where there are more female employees and more children. Under this, the Police Department has consulted with the Department of Women and Children to start such houses in places where there is a need.
With the increase in the number of women in the police force due to the 33 per cent reserve, the Child Friendly Corner being started in police stations will also be useful for women police personnel in taking care of their children and performing their duties.
At present, a total of 71 armed Lok Rakshak trainees including 44 women are undergoing training at Police Training School, Vadodara. Out of which 22 female trainees are also mothers of children. Eight women who are undergoing basic training in Gujarat Police are on duty under basic training at the institute. Therefore, Cradle house has been started at Vadodara Police Training School with the objective of providing home-like environment including necessary medical treatment, nutritious food and toys to their children while they are on duty.