| For the
first time in the 33 year old history of the Chandigarh Police, the policemen will get a weekly
off. However, for the time being it is only the non gazetted officers who have been given a
holiday once a week.
A few days ago Inspector General of Police Kiran Bedi had given a assurance
that policemen will get a weekly off or at least a day off in ten days. According to official
sources, presently it would not be possible to spare the inspector and senior officials.
The policemen were delighted at the news, for the first time the weekly
duty chart looks pleasing, as it mentions the rest days, said an assistant sub inspector.
| The policemen had been resenting for long that they were not
being given any rest day. The official said it was because of shortage of staff.
Only a few days ago the police control room staff were allowed 8 hours shift
instead of 12 hours shift.