Strengthen security in State jails: Balabachchan

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jan 2019 11:37:43


Staff Reporter,

Home and Jail Minister Balabachchan underlined the need of strengthening security arrangement of jails in state. He asked officers to take out all necessary steps in this regard. He was addressing the meeting of Jail Department Officials at Jail Headquarters on Sunday. Balabachchan also directed that priority should be given for recruitment to fill up vacant posts of department.  Apart from this, incomplete works of jail department should be completed within a stipulated time limit. He also highlighted that order of Apex Court which speaks to keep prisoners in jails in synch in fixed manner.

He was informed in the meeting that provision of Rs 160 crore has been made for Chhindwara jail and Rs 167 crore have been earmarked for Central Jail, Indore. Along with this, there is provision of Rs 29 crore for training building of jail department.

He was also informed that process is underway to make jail ward in district hospitals and medical colleges respectively. Efforts are being made to establish de-addiction centers. Senior officers of jail departments were present in meeting.