According to an order issued by the state Director General of Police (DGP), Sanjay Pandey, women police officers in Maharashtra would henceforth be on duty for eight hours instead of twelve. Women’s employees will have a new shorter working day that will be adopted on a trial basis. Both male and female workers are normally on duty for 12 hours. According to the DGP’s instruction, which was announced on Thursday, the eight-hour duty for women will remain in effect until new directives are made. It further said that unit commanders must guarantee that the order is carried out. Women’s duty hours can be expanded in an emergency or during festivals, but only with the agreement of the relevant district Superintendents of Police or Deputy Commissioners of Police.