Weekly off to the police personnel on the cards

Monday, July 10, 2017

The State government is planning to give weekly-off to the police personnel working in all police stations and other offices.

The six-day week is being implemented in Prakasam and Kadapa districts on a pilot and rotation basis and the results are good, said police officers. DGP N.Sambasiva Rao said that it will give relief to the policemen working round the clock and enhances quality of work in policing. Staff can spend sometime with family members and take care of their needs, he said.

‘We are preparing a Standard Operating Procedure for extending the facility to the entire State which helps the police in performing their duties better’, said the DGP.

Additional DG (Law and Order) Harish Kumar Gupta said that 60,000 police force and 12,000 home guards are working in the State. About 6,000 constables are undergoing training and will join service shortly. Another 5,000 police personnel would come to State from Telangana post bifurcation. Once they join, we will have enough force for law and order, traffic and other wings, said top police source.

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