In boost to women’s empowerment, 4 of 13 Delhi’s districts get women DCPs

New Delhi: In a first for Delhi, four out of 13 districts in the capital will have women DCPs. This comes shortly after Wednesday’s reshuffle in Delhi Police.

New deputy commissioner of police Monika Bhardwaj will be in charge of the West district, while Aslam Khan, Meghna Yadav and Nupur Prasad are already heading North-West, Shahdara and North districts.

Minister of state for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, in a tweet, shared that four women IPS officers will be becoming DCPs in New Delhi. Hardeep Puri said that four Delhi districts will be “womanned by professionally competent lady IPS officers- DCPs Aslam Khan, Meghna Yadav, Monika Bhardwaj and Nupur Prasad.”

He said that it is a boost to women’s empowerment and “engenders law enforcement”. “The positive change the officers bring will be visible to all,” he tweeted.

New deputy commissioner of police Monika Bhardwaj will be in charge of the West district, while Aslam Khan, Meghna Yadav and Nupur Prasad are already heading North-West, Shahdara and North districts.

Aslam Khan

Hailing from Rajasthan, Aslam Khan is well-known for bravery and her stance against corruption. During her stay in Andaman, she highlighted corruption in the Port Blair municipal council. Eight government employees were arrested for taking bribes in the case.

Nupur Prasad

A JNU alumnus from Bihar, Nupur Prasad was DCP of Shahdara district before taking charge of the north district.

Monika Bhardwaj

Monika served in units like the police control room and as additional DCP in West and South-West districts.

Meghna Yadav 

She will head a district for the first time. In Daman, her team had exposed an extortion racket, which led to the arrest of several police officials. Yadav made headlines in 2012 when she wrote a letter to the Delhi HC in protest against the ill-treatment by a judicial officer.

4 Delhi districts will be womanned by professionally competent lady IPS officers DCPs Aslam Khan, Meghna Yadav, Monika Bhardwaj & Nupur Prasad.It is a fillip to women’s empowerment & engenders law enforcement. The positive change the officers bring will be visible to all.

– Hardeep Singh Puri, minister of state for housing & urban affairs