The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has directed the officers to take necessary steps immediately for strengthening the security system of jails. She has also directed that vacant posts of 1413 jail guards should be filled by completing the process of recruitment soon with full transparency and impartiality. Besides, she also directed that the jail department should remain free from the Government’s transfer policy.
The Chief Minister was reviewing the works of jail administration department in a high-level meeting at her official residence here today. She directed that the height of old jails’ main boundary wall and circle wall should be extended up to 22 feet and 18 feet respectively as an immediate step to strengthen the security system. She directed the officers to complete the works of 10 jails under construction soon.
The Chief Minister has also directed the officers for 10 per cent increase in the account of food expenditure. She said that effective action should be taken in the cases of releasing the convicts before the scheduled time period. She has also sanctioned the posts of 848 personnel as per needs of present jails and recruitment of 3000 home guards in jails.
The C.M. has directed the officers to set-up the separate jail for each district as a long term step, besides establishing five additional central jails. She directed that the facilities of camera, CCTV, electronic surveillance with control room should be provided for improving the security system of jails. She also directed that sewer and sewer treatment plant facility should be developed at every jail. She directed the officers to issue necessary orders to ensure the strict implementation of directives issued during the review meeting.