Union Government has approved the implementation of the Mahila Police Volunteer Scheme in 6 Indian states namely Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier, Haryana was the first state to adopt the initiative of Mahila Police Volunteer at Karnal and Mahindergarh District on a pilot basis under the Nirbhaya Fund during the financial year 2016-2017.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has requested Chief Secretaries of all States and UTs to adopt this initiative in their respective States.
The Mahila Police Volunteer was launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
A Mahila Police Volunteer could be any woman who is socially and voluntarily committed towards empowerment of women and girls, willing to raise her voice against gender-based violence and support the police in creating a gender just society free from violence.
A Mahila Police Volunteer should be minimum 21 years of age and possess at least 12th pass certificate. They are trained by the respective state police authorities on their role and responsibilities. They get appointed by the state government.