1. What is the vision of the Prisons Department?
||To provide for the safe and secure detention of the prisoners committed to Prison custody.|
||To provide for the reformation and rehabilitation of prisoners. |
||To provide for Basic Minimum facilities to prisoners to maintain human dignity.|
2. What is the Mission of Prisons Department?
||To provide minimum standard of living/treatment to the prisoners remanded to judicial custody and at the same time to reform /rehabilitate them by involving them in various vocational, spiritual, educational activities so that they become useful citizen of the country after their release. |
3. What is the organization set up of Prisons Department?
||The Director General of Prisons, Delhi is the Head of the Prison Department and is assisted by Addl.I.G.(P) and Deputy Inspector General of Prisons. A Jail Superintendent heads each jails and Deputy Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Head Warders and Warders assist him. |
||The custodial duties of the prisoners are performed by the Jail Staff where as the external security, Patrolling, search etc. are taken care by Tamil Nadu Special Police, ITBP and Central Reserve Police Force. |
||A Battalion of Delhi Armed Police handles the escorting of the prisoners to the courts/hospitals etc. |
||A Resident Medical Officer heads the Medical Administration of all Jails. Senior Medical Officers head the Medical administration of each jail assisted by Medical Officers and other para-medical staff.|
ADDL. I.G. (PRISONS)
||RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICER
||DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
||CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER|
DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT GRADE-I & II, ASSTT. SUPDTS., HEAD WARDERS, AND OTHER CLASS IV STAFF
SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER, MEDICAL OFFICER AND OTHER PARA MEDICAL STAFF
TAMIL NADU SPECIAL POLICE
CENTRAL RESERVE POLICE FORCE
INDO TIBETAN BORDER POLICE
4. What is the Postal address of the main office, attached/subordinate office/ field units etc.?
||Office of the Director General of Prisons, Prisons Headquarters, Near Lajwanti Garden Chowk. Tihar, New Delhi-110064. |
||Office of Superintendent, Central Jail No.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8 Tihar, New Delhi-110064. |
||Office of Superintendent, District Jail, Sector-16, Rohini, Delhi-110085. |
5. What are the working hours for office and public ?
||Working hours in PHQ|
||9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – Monday to Friday|
||Working hours for Mulakat with Prisoners |
||9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (Mulakat with their family members or friends on any two working days of a week as per convenience of the family members of the Prisoners) |
||3.30 PM to 5.30 PM (Mulakat with Advocate/counsels & Embassy officials). |
||No public meeting on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays |
6. What type of services are being provided?
7. What is the Mechanism for redressal of grievances ?
||General Public can meet concerned jail Supdt., DIG(P) and DG(Prisons) in connection with any of their grievances on all working days |
||DG (Prisons) petition box is circulated in all jails through the Petitions officer for speedy redressal. |
||DIG(P) is the Vigilance officer – all complaints can be addressed to DG/DIG. |
||Sampark Sabha by DG and Superintendents |
||Panchayats of prisoners in each jail by Supdt Jail and Mahapanchayat with DG (Prisons). |
||Visit of official and non-official visitors. |
||Monthly visit by designated Addl. Sessions Judges who have their own petition boxes also. |
||Fortnight visits by District Magistrates/Addl. District Magistrates. |
||Grievance Redressal Committee U/S 57 of the Delhi Prisons Act, 2000 has been constituted in each jail – Appeal lies to DIG (P) |
||Petitions to trial courts – prisoners can petition about their grievances. |
8. How Right to Information Act is implemented in Delhi Prisons?
For Right to Information Act, 2005 each Jail Supdt. is Public Information Officer for the concerned Jail and Dy. Inspector General (prisons) is Public Information Officer for Prisons Head Quarters. The 1st Appellant Authority is the Director General (Prisons) for all Public Information Officer’s.
All the Deputy Superintendents are Assistant PIO of their respective jails and Law officer is the Assistant PIO for Prison Headquarters.
9.What are the benefits to the under trial
prisoners under 436A Cr.P.C.?
Maximum period for which an
undertrial prisoner can be detained. Where a person has, during the period of
investigation, inquiry or trial under this Code of an offence under any law
(not being an offence for which the punishment of death has been specified as
one of the punishments under that law) undergone detention for a period
extending up to one-half of the maximum period of imprisonment specified for
that offence under that law, he shall be released by the Court on his personal
bond with or without sureties:
Provided that the Court may, after hearing the Public
Prosecutor and for reasons to be recorded by it in writing, order the continued
detention of such person for a period longer than one-half of the said period
or release him on bail instead of the personal bond with or without sureties:
Provided further that no such person shall in any case be
detained during the period of investigation inquiry or trial for more than the
maximum period of imprisonment provided for the said offence under that law.
Explanation.- In computing the period of detention under
this section for granting bail the period of detention passed due to delay in
proceeding caused by the accused shall be excluded.
In writ petition Civil No.406 of 2013 vide its order dated
24.04.2015, Hon’ble Supreme Court has held as follows:
In our opinion, while this may be the
requirement of section 436A of code, it will be appropriate if in a case of
multiple offences, a review is conducted after half the sentences of the lesser
offence is completed by the undertrial prisoner. It is not necessary or compulsory that an UTP
must retain in custody for at least half the period of his maximum sentence
only because the trial has not been completed in time.
is Under Trial Review Committee?
is under trial review committee in each District of Delhi which is headed by a
is the function of Under Trial Review Committee?
Committee shall review the cases of under trial prisoners who have completed
more than one-fourth of the maximum sentence.
shall prepare the list of under trial prisoners who have completed more than
one-fourth of the maximum sentence?
The concerned Jail Superintendents shall prepare the list
and send the same for review by the Committee every three month. The prepared
list shall be uploaded by the concerned Jail Superintendent on the prison
are the sources of the information about the benefits of the 436A Cr.PC for the
under trial prisoners?
is the duty of Jail Superintendent to educate the under trial prisoners about
their right to get bail under the provision of 436A Cr.PC. and the panel of
Delhi State Legal Services Authority shall also educate the inmates about
release on bail and reduction of bail surety amount.
14. What is the Official & Community Participation in jails?
||Visit of Judges of Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court |
||Visit of Deputy Commissioners. |
||Visit of Additional Session Judges. |
||Visit of Board of Visitors. |
||Reformation activities by various NGO’s. |
||Visit of Members of Parliament/Member of Legislative Assembly |
||Visit of DG/IG (Prisons) of various States. |
||Visit of Senior Government Officers From Center and Delhi State Government. |
||Visit of Members of National and Delhi Commission for women. |
||Visit of members from Visual and Print Media |
||Visit of ICRC team |
||Visit of UNDP team |
||Holding of Consular access for the Pakistani prisoners in the presence of Senior Pakistani Embassy officials. |
15. What is the Jail Wise Lodging and the days fixed for Mulakat?
LODGING OF PRISONERS
|All Prisoners who are facing trail in TIS HAZARI Courts whose name startswith 'M' to 'Z' except alphabet 'V' & 'W'.& Dwarka Court M to U and Except V & W. |
||All Convicts of A to Z Only life impressments|
All Prisoner who are facing trail in TIS HAZARI Courts whose name starts with 'A' to 'L', 'V' & 'W' and sick Prisoners of all Prisons admitted in the Jail and Hospital & Dwarka Court A to L and V & W Rohini Courts A to Z.
||All Prisoner who are facing trail in Patiala House Court Prisoners A to Z|
||All convicts of A to Z only under ten years impressments.|
||All Female Prisoners/Convicts/Under trails.|
||All adolescent prisoners group 18-20 years.|
||All Prisoners who are facing trail in KARKARDOOMA Courts & SHAHADARA Courts, A to Z and All Prisoners arrested under various provisions of Code Criminal Procedure 107-151, 109GRP-110 GRP.|
||All under trails of the Rohini Courts A to Z except S|
16. INTERVIEW WITH PRISONERS
9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (Mulakat with their family members or friends on
any two working days of a week as per convenience of the family members
of the Prisoners except on Saturdays-Sundays & Gazetted Holidays)
Tele-booking Number 28520202 for Central Jail No. 1 to 9 and 27291501 / 27857367, 68, 69, 70 for District Jail Rohini.
17. DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS
Phone No./Mobile No.
|Director General of Prisons
|Deputy Inspector General of Prisons
|Superintendent Jail No.1
|Superintendent Jail No.2
|Superintendent Jail No.3
|Superintendent Jail No.4
|Superintendent Jail No.5
|Superintendent Jail No.6
|Superintendent Jail No.7
|Superintendent Jail No.8&9
|Superintendent District Jail Rohini
|Control Room (Central Jail Tihar)
28520012/ 28520455/ 28520684
|Control Room (Rohini)