COMMITTEE FORMED TO MONITOR AFFAIRS OF JAIL
Dispur,Rongili Barta- In pursuance of the Gauhati High Cort order, the Home and Political Department, Assam has constituted a committee comprising the DIG of Prisons, (Range) Guwahati, DIG of Prisons, (Range) Jorhat, the Member Secretary, Assam State Legal Service Authority as members to monitoring the affairs of all Central Jail and District Jails in the State. The Committee shall visit each and every jail of the State and submit a report on the capacity of the jail; total inmates in the jail with bifurcation of male and female; whether legal aid clinic exists in the jail or not; whether the facility of appropriate kitchen food is available or not; whether proper sanitation is preserved and maintained in jail campus or not; whether the provision of bunk beds in all the wards of the jail exists or not. The Committee shall take all necessary steps including applying for speedy trial of the jail inmates to ease out the total population and congestion in the jails. The Committee shall consider any other aspect which may come to the notice of the Committee during its visit. After the visit the Committee shall submit a separate report jail wise to the Gauhati High Court.