Improve working conditions of SHOs: HC to centre, top cop

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and the Delhi Police commissioner on a plea seeking withdrawal of police circulars relating to inhuman working conditions of station house officers (SHO) here.

A division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath sought a response from the home ministry and police commissioner by May 15.

The PIL said that as per the circulars, SHOs are not allowed to go home at all and “if they do have to go home for some reason, they can go to their residence once a week at night but only if their seniors permit it”.

The petition, filed by advocate A.K. Biswas, sought better working conditions for police officers. It said: “Because of peculiar responsibilities of SHOs towards people and society at large in their areas, their health and working conditions are major concerns.”

If their health or working conditions deteriorate then, they will not be able to deliver their best, added the plea.

“People of Delhi would suffer by way of degraded and inefficient policing” if the circulars are not withdrawn, said the PIL.

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.