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Deputation of Retired Prison Personnel meet DG Prisons, J&K

Deputation of Retired Prison Personnel meeting Shri K. Rajendra Kumar, IPS
Director General of Prisons, J&K

Jammu - J&K, April 25th '2013:“ A deputation of Retired Prison Personnel put forth their individual and common grievances before Shri K. Rajendra Kumar, IPS, Director General of Prisons, J&K.

Shri Krishan Singh, head of the delegation highlighted the issues relating to the retired personnel as in old age they are destined to suffer multiple miseries and hardships, infirmities, isolation, serious and time consuming ailments. He advocated for care and compassion from the department as they have served during prime period of their life, and remaining period of their life be made a bit comfortable. He also put forth a matter of amenities and facilities, the staff of Prisons and Police Departments are coming closer through slowly, but disparity of Welfare Fund Rules still exists as the welfare fund rules for Prison Personnel were framed several decades back and have remained static which do not conform to the present day needs of the modification/reframed on Police pattern, for in-service and retired Prison Officers/Officials.

Provision of Medicare facilities for the retired Prison Personnel and their families, Reservation in Departmental Recruitment, Higher Studies for the Dependents of Retired Prison Officers/Officials, creation of Guest House facilities in capital cities of Jammu/Srinagar to accommodate in-service/retired personnel and one room facility be allotted for retired personnel where they can meet time to time. These are the other issues which were discussed during the long hour meeting.

Shri K. Rajendra Kumar, IPS assured the delegation that genuine demands will be addressed and all efforts will be taken into for betterment of the retired as well as in-service personnel. Dr. Mohammad Sultan Lone, DIG Prisons and Shri Javid Masood Fazili, Staff Officer to DG Prisons were also present.

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