Police officers to get holiday for PTA meeting
Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode: Policemen in the state will soon be able to attend Parent Teachers Association meetings in their children’s schools without worrying about their leave. State police chief has come up with a solution to the widely raised complaint that policemen are not able to pay attention to their children’s education matters because of their workload.
In the new order issued by DGP Loknath Behera, it is said that the leave request of policemen for these needs shouldn’t be rejected if there is no emergency situation within the force. Controlling officers should see to it that leave is granted for such requests. However, these can be cancelled when a VVIP is visiting or in case of a law and order situation.
The discussions about the children’s academic performance with teachers would help reduce the mental stress of policemen. The order was issued after mental stress among police officers became a topic of discussion and it was found that one of the reasons was the children’s education.
Earlier, the Facebook post of a Circle Inspector, ‘Makane Mappu’ (I am sorry, son) in which he confessed that he doesn’t know the name of his son’s teacher and has never attended a PTA meeting, garnered wide attention.
To reduce stress among police recently it was decided to establish counselling centres. Also it was decided to grant leave to policemen for birthdays and wedding anniversary.