Nagaland government doing its best to renovate jails, says Haiying
Kohima, Sep. 8 (EMN): Most of the existing infrastructure in jails across the state is “too old”, dating back to 1960s, and the government is doing its best to repair and renovate the facilities, said Advisor of Jails, Printing and Stationery, H Haiying on Wednesday.
He was speaking at a joint co-ordination meeting of Prison department officials at the Prison Headquarters in Kohima. It was attended by officers from all the 11 jails in the state.
Measures for streamlining the department, Prison and Prisoner reforms and better management were discussed at the meeting.
The advisor also informed that department was seeking fund to bring about new infrastructure.
In his address, Haiying acknowledged the officers for responsibly combating the deadly coronavirus disease and preventing death of the inmates inside the jails during the pandemic.
He lauded them for contributing their best to the society by being custodial officers and staff correcting the inmates during their stay in the jail. He expressed hope that inmates would be useful persons in the society when they leave the prisons.
While starting that the Prison department is greatly contributing to the government and the society, he assured to take up the pending cases with the government and other departments.
During the meeting, the officers and staff also shared their grievances and suggestions for better and professional management of jails in Nagaland.
Rupin Sharma, DG Prisons, Director General of Prison, Home Guards and Civil Defence (HG&CD) and SDRF, shared suggestions for improving the functioning, infrastructure and efficiency of jail in the state.