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Principal Secretary Home, DG Prisons visits Central Jail Kotbhalwal

Reviews security arrangements, e-courts facility


Jammu, Mar 03 (KNS): Accompanied by Director General of Police, Prisons Principal Secretary to Government Home Department R. K. Goyal visited Central Jail Kotbhalwal on Friday evening.
During course of visit, he had a round of some Blocks, Barracks and Cells to have an assessment of living arrangements of Prisoners and the requirement of infrastructure development.
He also visited Special Care Hospital having a capacity of 10 Beds for health care of Jail Inmates and had interactions with Doctors and the staff. He enquired about requirements of medical unit and assured that required round the clock medical facilities shall be further strengthened.
He emphasized that medical unit should be properly equipped with required machinery and equipments, so that Inmates have proper medical care. He took note of deficiencies of staff and equipments in Hospital.
Cook house and food prepared for Inmates was inspected. He expressed his satisfaction and was satisfied with the quality of food prepared.
e-Court facility created in the Jail which was tested on trial basis on 2nd March with respect to District Court Srinagar/Jammu, Central Jail Srinagar/Central Jail Jammu Kotbhalwal by Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice A. M. Magray along with Principal Secretary Home, DGP Prisons, Session Judge Srinagar/Jammu, Secretary Information Technology, DIG Prisons, Superintendent Central Jail Jammu/ Central Jail Srinagar was also reviewed and found to be quite well prepared and in state of readiness. issues related to connectivity and functionality are under process for its launch soon.
The Principal Secretary noted down certain issues to be dealt with on priority basis to improve overall security, infrastructure and living conditions of Jail Inmates. He also complimented Jail authorities for due attention paid to maintenance and cleanliness of Jail Premises. (KNS)

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