BHOPAL: Fulfilling its pre-poll promise, Kamal Nath-led Madhya Pradesh government announced that all state police personnel will get a weekly-off with immediate effect.
A circular, issued Tuesday by Madhya Pradesh Director General of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla, states that the weekly off is applicable for all personnel posted at police stations as well as in special armed force units deployed in the districts.
Currently, cops do not get any weekly-offs and only entitled for annual leaves which included sick leave, casual leaves and earned leaves.
मप्र पुलिस के कर्मचारियों के लिये-
-पुलिस कर्मचारियों को सप्ताह में एक दिन का अवकाश
-50000 पुलिसकर्मियों की भर्ती कर पुलिस बल की कमी को दूर करेंगे
-आवास भत्ता 5000₹ प्रतिमाह करेंगे
-प्रतिदिन के ड्यूटी समय को कम करेंगे
पुलिस को काम करने के लिये तनावमुक्त वातावरण देंगे pic.twitter.com/HkIwATq874
— Office Of Kamal Nath (@OfficeOfKNath) November 23, 2018
The final decision was taken after the Chief Minister Nath's meeting with senior police officials on December 19.
During the run-up to the elections, the Congress in its manifesto had announced the implementation of weekly offs along with farm loan waivers.