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In a progressive move towards women empowerment, the Maharashtra government, on Friday, September 24, decided to reduce the working hours of women police personnel from 12 hours to eight hours a day.
Maharashtra DGP Sanjay Pandey declared the same to news agency ANI.
Prior to this, Nagpur City Police had implemented the same policy under the guidance of Nagpur CP Amitesh Kumar.
The policy stated that women police personnel under Nagpur Police Commissionerate, would work for eight hours per day.
At times when an additional workforce would be required, their shift won’t be increased for more than 12 hours.
This decision was taken to empower women so they could swiftly manage both, personal and professional life, said the order signed by CP Kumar.