Punjab Prisons Development Board

Context: Recently,Punjab Cabinet hasdecided to establish the Punjab Prisons Development Board on the lines of Telangana to engage prisoners in gainful economic activity with the objective of having a correctional impact on them.

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  • Aim: It would help curbing crime in prisons, while generating revenue by keeping prisoners busy in economic activities.
  • Chairman: The Chief Minister will be the chairman of the PPDB .
  • Vice-Chairperson: Jails Minister will be its senior vice-chairperson and the Additional Chief Secretary or Principal Secretary or Secretary to the Department of Prisons will be its vice-chairperson.
  • Ex-officio members: Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Revenue), Additional Chief Secretary/Principal Secretary (Finance), Secretary (Legal and Legislative Affairs), Registrar General (Punjab and Haryana High Court) and Director (Prosecution and Litigation).

Source: Tribune

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