Prison Reforms Current Affairs, GK & News

Punjab Prison Rules, 2021

The Punjab Cabinet recently approved Punjab Prison Rules, 2021. These rules were approved under the Prison Act, 1894. Background The Punjab Jail Manual of 1996 has become archaic. There is a need to update it in the changed scenario of modernisation. Punjab Prison Rules, 2021 New security parameters such as effective surveillance and safe custody ..

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Rajasthan Prison Rules, 1951- Recent Amendments

The Rajasthan government has amended the Rajasthan Prison Rules, 1951 recently. The move was aimed to do away with the caste-based assignment of labour. Highlights The state government has made three changes in these rules. These amendments were made following the Suo motu cognizance by the Rajasthan High Court took over a media report on ..

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“Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach” Book Launched

The book “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach” written by Mool Chand Sharma was launched by the Chief Justice of India, Shri Justice Ranjan Gogoi. The first copy of the book was received by the President Ram Nath Kovind. The book is a collection of 24 essays celebrating Justice P N ..

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Home Ministry asks States to Link Prisons with Courts via Video Conferencing

The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked all the state governments to link prisons with courts through video conferencing in order to expedite trials and to save costs of escorting undertrials to courts. The Home Ministry’s advisory to the states has been issued following a national conference of heads of prisons in states and UTs on prison reforms. Salient Highlights In ..

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