quality and a strong information system is the code word
to success be it any form of organization -private public,
government or even the prisons, says Mr. R.S Gupta,
Inspector General of Police (Jail),
in a seminar on 'Prison Reforms' organised by Indian
Institute of Finance, on 4th Apri, 1997 at 10 a.m.
deliberating on the topic of 'Prison Reforms', Mr. R.S.Gupta
menticulously draws on several aspects of prison life-its
problems, difficulties, and also the great potentail at
has with itself . He aslo pointed out that it this potential
can not be channelised into proper shape through feforms
process, the society at large will be at the mercy of
criminals. Since the maximum number of prisoners are in
the age group of 16-20 years and according to Mr. Gupta
that population will determine the future law and order
of the country.
of the major heights achieved through the reforms process
are as follow.
Tremendous improvement in medical & health care.
* New corners are kept separately for 3 month giving them
time for adjustment and 90% of them get bailed out within
* Special arrangments are being made t0 engage the time
of all prisoners for formal education, adult eduction,
games, sprots and cultural activities, meditation, vocational
* Deaddiction center for drug addicts-the best centre
Mr. Gupta commented that to introduce and then to implement
the reforms process in prion is not a simple task as the
prisoners are rather complex human beings.
Throughout his lecture, Mr. Gupta emphasis on a development
of strong Management information system. He was defined
the whole prison management on the basis of study of situation,
prisoner's perception and then laying down systsems and
subsystems and proper monitoring ands control.