Amritsar: Amritsar Police Commissioner Vikram Jeet Duggal has passed an order that gives leave to cops on their birthdays and anniversaries, according to The Tribune.
“As frontline warriors and emergency service providers, policemen work round-the-clock in stress, thereby disturbing not only their family and personal lives, but it also take toll on their health. Therefore, the basic idea to give a leave on their special days like birthdays and anniversaries was to give them enough space to cherish their moments,” said Duggal to The Tribune
“As society has been passing through unprecedented health crisis and there is enormous challenges before policemen, cops have doubled as relief providers and in enforcing law and order. They need some personal space to be prepared for new challenges,” he added.
Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, investigations, pointed out that “ground-level officers mostly remain on field and hardly find time for themselves. This sometimes leads to frustrations and mental stress. It is a welcoming step and every cop appreciated the gesture.”
In fact, it is pertinent to mention that Duggal in his capacity as SSP Amritsar rural and Patiala had made similar moves.