After the horrific December 16 gang-rape of 2012 which had brought the spotlight on women security in the national capital, 776 posts of women constables were sanctioned by the Union Home Ministry and 522 posts of constables (Male) were converted into women constable.

The recruitment process was immediately initiated and the PEMT (Physical Endurance and Physical Measurement Test) was conducted at 10 locations spread throughout the country.

The locations were, Thiruananthapuram, Nagpur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi.

In all, 6058 women candidates qualified in the PEMT.

"A written test was conducted on July 13 this year and today, 1,434 women candidates throughout the country have been selected as constables (Executive) for Delhi Police. These 1,434 posts include 136 vacancies on account of retirement, promotion etc. in the women cadre," said a senior Delhi Police official.

This selection will enhance the representation of women in Delhi Police from 7.18 percent to 8.9 percent, police said.

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