The viral photo shows Constable Archana Jayant (30) working at the office with her infant daughter sleeping next to her. Archana was posted at Jhansi’s Kotwali police station
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In a humane gesture, the UP Police transferred a female cop to her native place after her photo went viral.
The viral photo shows Constable Archana Jayant (30) working at the office with her infant daughter sleeping next to her. Archana was posted at Jhansi’s Kotwali police station, a report said.
UP Director General of Police (DGP) Om Prakash Singh confirmed Archana’s transfer to Agra. The DGP called her a “quintessential 21st-century woman”. He said Archana’s experience had inspired the state police to explore the possibility of keeping a creche at police stations.
The female cop has also got Rs 1,000 cash prize
The female cop has also got a cash prize of Rs 1,000. The Indian Express quoted DGP Singh as saying: “When I saw the image and read the story, I spoke to the Inspector General (IG) Jhansi, who has rewarded the constable with Rs 1,000 in cash. I got to know that she is very hard-working.” He also said, “Despite the fact that she has a newborn, she did not take childcare leave. She opted to go to duty. When I spoke to her, she said the only problem she is facing is that she does not have family support,” IE reported.
The female constable was posted in Jhansi since 2016 and her husband works for a private company in Gurugram. Archana’s family lives in Agra and her in-laws are based in Kanpur. The DGP said that as per the state police rule, a constable is not being posted at his/her home district. “She cannot be posted to Kanpur (officially her home district after marriage) as we do not post constables in their home district. She said she would be grateful if she could be posted in Agra and I immediately ordered for her transfer there so she can get her family’s support,” the DGP said.
An upbeat Archana said she hasn’t met her family members since long and now she can enjoy Diwali with them. “I haven’t met my parents and husband in a long time and now my Diwali will be with them. I will also bring my elder daughter Kanak (10) to Agra. I did face some problems in Jhansi but received great support from my colleagues,” Archana said.