Rajya Sabha TV
Published on Jul 5, 2018
In a relief to policemen in Tamil Nadu, the Madras High Court on Wednesday said that the state government should contemplate giving policemen a day off in a week, like other government officials in order to spend time with their families. While hearing a plea seeking abolition of the orderly system in the police force, Justice N Kirubakaran observed, “Every government servant is entitled to a one-day holiday in a week so that they can spend time with their families, likewise why shouldn’t the police personnel get a weekly off.” Exhibiting concern for policemen, the judge noted that policemen were forced to work round-the-clock, sometimes without any holiday. And this was one of the reasons for deviant activities of police officials. The court further noted that a conducive atmosphere should be created for the policemen as it would help keep the morale high in the interest of the society. It was stated that policemen along with their family members face stress and mental agony and it is necessary to have at least a day’s holiday which would be helpful for them and their family members. On this edition of ‘The Big Picture’ we analyse the challenges of police reforms.
Guests – Prakash Singh, Former Director General of Police,
Balmiki Prasad Singh, Former Home Secretary, GoI,
Vipul Mudgal, Director, Common Cause,
Subhash Chakma, Director, Asian Center of Human Rights,
Anchor – Frank Rausan Pereira