277 cops in Krishna district available weekly-off on first day
It was a delightful and memorable day for 277 police personnel from constable to circle inspector in Krishna district as the district police started implementation of weekly offs as per the directions of the State government.
Vijayawada: It was a delightful and memorable day for 277 police personnel from constable to circle inspector in Krishna district as the district police started implementation of weekly offs as per the directions of the State government. On the first day, 277 police personnel working across the district (except the Vijayawada Commissionerate limits) availed the off.
Krishna District Superintendent of Police M Ravindra Babu has given the nod for implementation of weekly offs after holding discussions with the members of police officials and police officers' association.
On the first day, one circle inspector, five sub-inspectors, 24 assistant sub-inspectors of police, 65 head constables and 181 constables took off.
Earlier, the DGP D Gautam Sawang issued orders to the police department for implementation off. Consequently, the district offices prepared different types of formulae and issued permission to the DSPs and Circle Inspectors to choose the formula of their choice.
Speaking on the occasion, Superintendent of Police M Ravindra Babu said the police personnel could spend time with their families once in a week with the implementation of offs. He recalled that the police personnel earlier stayed away from their families and could not attend the functions and other programmes of near and dear ones as there was no weekly offs facility. In-charge SP Vijaya Rao, Special Branch DSP Umamaheswara Rao, Machilipatnam DSP Mahaboob Basha and others were present at the meeting held in Machilipatnam.