It was just another day for cop Archana Jayant who was posted at Jhansi Police Station until a photograph made her special. Senior UP Police official, Rahul Srivastav, posted a picture of Archana in which she could be seen concentrating on her work as her 6-month-old baby was resting on the table in front. In no time, the picture went viral and the good people on the internet started suggesting her transfer and other better options keeping in mind the baby’s well-being. The UP DGP finally heard their requests and made a firm decision. Also Read - In a Touching Gesture, Bareilly Woman Names Her Newborn After Cop Who Helped Bring Her Husband Home
In a tweet posted earlier in the day, the DGP revealed that he had a word with Archana and she has been granted a transfer. Praising her in his tweet, he mentioned that the country needs cops like her who knows the perfect balance between personal and professional life. He posted a picture of a news item about Archana on Twitter and wrote, “The quintessential 21st century woman, an ace at any responsibility she is trusted with! Had a conversation with Archana this morning & ordered her transfer to Agra, closer home! The lil one brightening Jhansi Pstn, has inspired us to explore crèche options at every Police line”. Here’s what he posted: Also Read - Ahead of Board Exams; West Bengal Bans Loudspeakers, Launches Anti-Noise Helpline For Students
Earlier, posting the viral picture on Twitter, Srivastav wrote, “Meet ‘MotherCop’ Archana posted at kotwali jhansi for whom the duties of motherhood & the department go side by side ! She deserves a Salute !!”
The tweet has received more than 3. 4k likes and 886 retweets as we write this. Several people on the internet suggested a creche facility should be available at every police station for on-duty moms. Some others suggested how leave-structure of mother-cops can be modified in accordance with the needs of their infants. Director General of Police in Uttar Pradesh, Om Prakash Singh, said that the incident has inspired them to explore creche options at every police line.