21 sub-jails to be upgraded in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Jail Minister Jagdish Deora has said that 21 sub-jails at district headquarters will be upgraded to district jails.
Mr Deora was addressing a departmental advisory committee meeting here yesterday, an official release said.
He said that as per the committee's recommendation, 21 such sub-jails are to be upgraded to district jail.
Of these, three sub-jails at Morena, Mandsaur and Balaghat have been upgraded to district jails in three phases. Remaining sub-jails will be upgraded in three phases in next three years.
The Jail Minister informed that honorarium of part-time doctors in jails has been increased from Rs 150 to Rs 500. A proposal regarding increasing honorarium of part-time compounders was also under examination.
He said that ITI training was being imparted to prisoners. As a pilot project, this arrangement has been made in Dhar and Betul district jails. He informed that cowsheds are being run in the state's jails for which there is provision of necessary budget.
Mr Deora instructed to ensure proper arrangements in all the jails for meeting of prisoners with their relatives.
He directed to give permission to the member MLAs to inspect jails situated in their districts. As per suggestions put up by member MLAs, he directed to arrange training of prisoners in manufacturing useful goods from material available locally. At the outset, arrangement for bamboo products will be made in Balaghat district jail.
Minister of State for Jails Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Principal Secretary (Jails) JT Ekka, MLAs Bhagat Singh Netam and Shantilal Dhabi and departmental officers attended the meeting.