Lucknow: There have been several instances of leave applications replete with grammatical errors and factual inconsistencies that made one smile. But a letter written by a UP constable narrates the challenges in work-life imbalance.
The letter may sound funny, but highlights a strenous and challenging work schedule that has eaten into an otherwise normal routine life.
The young police constable, from Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow pleaded his seniors for a leave in order to meet his wife.
Constable Dharmendra Singh, informed his seniors that he was yet to meet his wife in as many as four months. The constable in his 30's wrote this to the superintendent of Police, clarifying that his wife expected him to visit home and stay for at least 10 days.
The PTI reported the letter reading, "Please give me leave or else my wife will leave me..."
And you thought your work was difficult?
Dharmendra, the constable, can heave a sigh of relief, now that his seniors have approved his leave application.
There has been a trend of such unusual leave applications. In the month of April, a newly married constable in Agra wrote to his seniors, informing them that he couldn't concentrate on work since he had resumed duties immediately after marriage.
Senior officials suggested that the UP police has brought about several measures to boost the morale of constables. Some of them include being rewarded by the DGP in recognition of their good work under adverse circumstances. The state government also passed a new ruling that allows constables to take a single day off for working 10 consecutive days.
If you thought that your work was the most boring or needed some inspiration to get over the #MondayMorningBlues on a Tuesday noon, then the story of toiling UP policemen is the perfect one.
(With inputs from agencies)