A study sponsored by the Bureau of Police Research and Development has highlighted the long working hours of the police without offs in the country.
It says police in India put up with long and irregular working hours without offs with more than 68 per cent Station House Officers and over 76 per cent supervisory officers and other personnel remaining on duty for 11 hours or more every day.
According to the study nearly 90 per cent of police station staff across the states work for more than eight hours a day.
“Further, according to more than 68 per cent of SHOs and over 76 per cent of supervisory officers, staff members of their police stations have to remain on duty for 11 hours or more per day,” says the study.
More than 73.6 per cent of police station staff indicated that they were not able to avail weekly offs even once a month.