The Hush Post: Putting the Congress-led Capt Amarinder Singh’s decision in its cabinet meeting to practice, each employee of city police commissionerate will get a ‘weekly off’ from Wednesday onwards. Ludhiana police commissioner RN Dhoke said on Wednesday that this ‘weekly off’ will be separate from casual leaves of the employees and all the heads have been asked to prepare the chart accordingly so that all members of the force can avail the facility. The employees on weekly off will have to keep their phones switched on so that they can be called in case of emergencies.
Earlier too, about 14 years back, an officer of SSP rank had started giving weekly offs to policemen in Ludhiana, but as soon as he was transferred out, the facility was stopped. The city police is very happy with the new directive, a policeman on duty said, “Nobody realises our contribution to the society through our working hours, we are more in news for bad deeds of a few of us like bribery, police torture, etc”.