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Annual Jail Superintendents’ Conference

Jammu - J&K, April 27th 2018: Shri Dilbag Singh, IPS Director General of Police, Prisons J&K presided over Annual Jail Superintendents’ Conference today on 27th April, 2018 at Central Jail Kotbhalwal Jammu wherein Superintendent Jails from all over the State participated.

The aim of this Annual Conference is to review the working of Jails and to deliberate upon the issues and problems which the Jails are faced with so that corrective measures could be planned and taken, to add efficiency to the management and working of Jails.

All the Jail Superintendents present in the conference gave a brief account of their working during the year 2017 and action plan for follow-up and implementation during the year 2018. They also highlighted the steps taken as per the directions of DG Prisons during his visit and review of security and other arrangements of all the Jails. Some of the steps taken include improvement made in the interview system, CCTV surveillance, security coverage of Jails and the inmates, surprise checks and searches to find out objectionable articles, if any, were mentioned during the discussions.

Welfare issues of the Jails were also discussed. They were informed that efforts are on to augment the welfare of Jail staff. Yesterday only 37 Loan cases have been sanctioned amounting to Rs. 7.40 lakhs. The existing welfare rules are also being revised to provide more benefits to the Staff.

DG Prisons took a review of the existing and proposed welfare rules for an early follow-up and sanction; other welfare core issues are also under consideration and follow-up, results of which are expected to follow soon.

Staff shortage was a major issue discussed. DGP assured the participants that fresh recruitment is in process and the task shall be completed soon so that staff shortage could be attended to. They were also informed that 05 DySsP have been taken on deputation from JKP to ease out the deficiency at officer level.

e-Courts and e-Prisons project are also being seriously followed and an impressive progress has been noticed in this regard. Government of J&K has also made required amendments to Law to provide a legal framework for the same. Other measures are afoot to make the e-court functional within next two months. This would save different agencies of the State from various hazards, apart from large scale saving of human and material resources and time and would result in speedy trial.

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