Prisoners who have been awarded rigorous imprisonment,would be eligible to go on parole after five years and the term of under trial period would not be included in it: CM 12-05-2015
Chandigarh, May 12- Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal today announced big relief for the prisoners undergoing imprisonment in jails of the state. He said that the prisoners who have been awarded rigorous imprisonment, would be eligible to go on parole after five years and the term of under trial period would not be included in it. Now the under trial period will also be counted in the term of five years for obtaining parole. Mr Manohar Lal made this announcement while interacting with the prisoners during the inspection of Bhondsi Jail. He inspected the barracks of male and female prisoners, legal care and support center, training and cultural center and also had interaction with the inmates. Earlier, Additional Director General of Police, Jails, Mr K.K. Mishra apprised the Chief Minister that the task of computerization of jails, which began as a pilot project in Bhondsi jail, has been completed in all the jails of the state. He said that the software was made and implemented by the prisoners. According to Mr Mishra, the first phase of computerization has been completed in all the prisons, in which finger prints of about 80,000 prisoners have been stored into the bio-metric system. He said that this would help in keeping and managing record of all the prisoners including their profiles, type of case, their next date of hearing in court, their medical treatment, photo, persons meeting the prisoners and their numbers etc. The Chief Minister desired that this system should be linked with Aadhaar. Once operational, the entire information of jail inmates will be available at a click of the mouse on computer. On this occasion, Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister Rao Narbir Singh, MLAs Mr Tejpal Tanwar and Ms Bimla Chaudhary, Director General of Police, Jails, Mr Parminder Rai and Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mr P.K. Mahapatra were also present.