Madhya Pradesh: Two-Day ‘Uniformed Women in Prisons’ Administration’ concluded

Bhopal : A Two-Day National Conference ‘Uniformed Women in Prisons’ Administration’ concluded today at Central Academy for Police Training-Kanhasaiyya. Addessing the concluding function, the Principal Secretary Home and Jail Shri S.N. Mishra said that the government is making effort for the betterment of women and to uphold their self-confidence. Every possible effort will be made in implementing the suggestions received during the conference, he added.

The 2-day National Conference organised under the joint aegis of Madhya Pradesh Jail and Reformative Services and Police Research and Development Bureau- New Delhi , was attended by 250 participants from states of the country, Jail Wardens upto Inspector General level, Uniformed Women Officers-Employees, Members of Voluntary Organisations, Representatives of Academic Institutions and Officers of other Departments.

During the conference, discussions on gender discrimination free work place for uniformed women officers-employees/challenges for uniformed women at work place, balance between work and family life of uniformed women officers/ linking women jail officers with main activities and responsibilities of jail, problem related to work place and work execution pertaining to uniformed women working in the Jail Department took place.

During the 6 sessions of the two-day conference, various issued related to uniformed women were discussed. As many as 10 propsals were passed. These include proposals like monthly special leave of 2 days, special quota in Central Schools for the children of employees of Police and Jail department, change in uniform pattern of women, removal of discrepancies in salary, Jyoti Award for women employees with outstanding performance, reservation in prison services, fitness centers in jails and increase in basic facilities.

The success stories of the Retired Additional Inspector Genral of Jail Sushri Vichitra Bhattacharya of West Bengal and Deputy Superintendent Sushri Bashira Begum of Karnataka was presented at the conference. The ADGP Rail Smt. Aruna Mohan Rao, ADG of Tamil Nadu Shri Abhash Kumar, Inspector General Jail Shri Sanjay Chowdhary, IG Shri Pawan Shrivastava and IG Shri Tajinder Singh Luthra were present on the occasion. At the end of the programme, the National Anthem was held and mementos were presented to the guests.

Principal Secretary bought Items made by prisoners

After the end of the programme, the Principal Secretary Shri S.N. Mishra visited the stalls put up in the campus and praised the items manufactured by the prisoners. He also purchased items from the stalls.