18-01-2018 09:30 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Mumbai Police can now spend more time with their families
The new year has rung in good news to the Mumbai Police as Mumbai Police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar announced the introduction of a compact eight-hour duty schedule for the constabulary and assistant sub-inspector levels. Gradually, it will go up to officer ranks as well.
The Mumbai Police with a staff strength of nearly 50,000 for the 18 million residents is a round-the-clock force. This move is a boon for the city's main protection force which has been rocked by a series of on-duty deaths, mental and physical illnesses owing to long and uncertain duty hours, often stretching to more than 16 hours.
The decision came after a trial was carried out at the Deonar Police Station last year, followed by other police stations across the city and suburbs.