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The petition seeks to implement reforms for bettering the efficiency of the police forces, and addressing their grievances at the same time.
The Bombay High Court has issued notice in a PIL filed for the implementation of various police reforms, as per the recommendations in reports by the Bureau of Police Research and Development, Government of India (BPR&D).
The petitioners call for increasing the strength of police forces and standardising working hours.
In this regard, the petitioner points out that the BPR&D had also mentioned a national requirement of manpower for an 8 hour-shift pattern in police stations, so as to curb occupational stress and promote the mental health of police personnel, urban policing, etc.