New Year gift for Punjab police by Punjab DGP: Personnel deployed on 8-hour shift, given weekly off on regular basis

Chandigarh, 1 Jan: As a New Year gift to the 80,000 strong police force, Punjab Police Chief Dgp Dinkar Gupta today announced that beginning January, the personnel would be deployed on an eight-hour shift and given weekly off on a regular basis. This, he said, had been made possible post-rationalisation of deployment with 7,000 personnel on non-operational duty being re-assigned work in the police districts under the ‘back to streets’ scheme.

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