"It has been four months now that I have not met my wife as I did not get leave. If I am not given leave, my wife might leave me. She wants me to visit home for at least 10 days," Singh, posted at Lucknow police lines, said in the letter.
Interesting leave applications by the police officials have been in the trend in the state. Last month, a newly married constable in Agra had written to his bosses, saying he could not concentrate on his work as he had to resume duties immediately after marriage.
In his leave application, constable Manoj posted in Shahganj in Agra had written, "I am newly married. I keep remembering my wife and not able to concentrate on my work. My reaching home is very necessary".
After receiving the letter, the constable was granted eight days leave.
"A constable is entitled for 30 days casual leave in a year. The system of providing them weekly offs are also there and is implemented by the district police chiefs at their level, but due to work pressure, not all get it," a senior police official said.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has initiated a lot of measures to boost the morale of constables and they are being rewarded by the DGP himself and being given due recognition for their good work during their duty, which they perform under adverse situations, he said.
In a major respite for the stressed out policemen in the state, the UP government has allowed one-day off to policemen who perform duty for 10 consecutive days.
The decision to this effect was taken in 2016 by the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav as long duty hours without offs were causing stress among police personnel and they could not perform family, social and personal duties, the official said.
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