Bhubaneswar:8/7/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday (7/7/18) handed over appointment letters to 238 newly-recruited warders at a function organised at Jaydev Bhawan here in Bhubaneswar.
Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik advised the prison administration to follow best practices in jail administration and adopt good practices of other states to transform jails.
“I compliment the prisons directorate and home department for successfully completing the recruitment of the warders. With the availability of 238 warders, the facilities and services inside Jails will get improved further and reforms and rehabilitation of its inmates will be expedited,” the CM said.
“Warders are the most important functionaries in the field in overall jail administration and hence I would like the prisons directorate to take full measures in imparting quality training to them in prison administration and correctional services so that they perform their service-oriented duties responsibly,” he added.
Patnaik further said, “Prison management and correctional services, being important and integral part of the criminal justice system, assume great significance in reformation and rehabilitation of inmates lodged in different Jails. There is no overcrowding in Odisha Jails because of efforts made in the direction of providing legal aid to the inmates. periodical reviews made by District level Judicial, Civil and Jail Administration for tinder Trial Prisoners and biannual review made by State Sentence Review Board,”