NHRC seeks annual expenditure from DG (Prisons)

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New Delhi, Nov 5 (UNI) The National Human Rights Commission has directed Delhi DG(Prison) to submit within four weeks the annual statement of expenditure and income of jail industries.

The Commission has asked the DG to provide the trade wise statement, indicating clearly the amount paid as wages and the number of prisoners, convicts and under-trials who had been benefited.

The directive came after Commission's Honorary Representative Chaman Lal visited Tihar Jail complex on October 22 in connection with a lecture on human rights.

Mr Lal in his report said the jail industries in Tihar, were making good profits and spending only a small portion towards wages, indicating a need for wage revision.

He also expressed doubt over compliance of Supreme Court directions regarding payment of a portion of the prisoners' wages to the victim's family.

In the report, Mr Lal had suggested that the annual statement of expenditure and income of jail industries indicating the amount paid as wages to the prisoners, convicts and undertrials be obtained from the jail authorities by the Commission.


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