Cuttack,News Today,13th November 2020: The new Odisha Model Jail Manual-2020 comes into effect from September 29, 2020. The Centre had directed all states/union territories to bring uniformity on procedures to be adopted for jail administration and correctional services.
Accordingly the Bureau of Police Research and Development, New Delhi has prescribed a Model Prison Manual in the year 2016 incorporating various provisions enshrined in various court decisions of Supreme Court, NHRC guidelines in respect of children and women, legal aid to prisoners etc.
Accordingly, a draft jail manual was prepared on recommended 32 chapters to cater to needs of our state which have been vetted by the Government in Law Department. The existing Odisha Jail Manual, 1942 had some extra chapters, which have also been retained in new jail manual (16 chapters) which have been thoroughly scrutinized and vetted by the Law Department, Here are the chapters: