Q) Throw light on the various initiatives taken by the government for the improvement of conditions in Indian prisons. (10 marks, 150 words)
भारतीय जेलों की स्थिति में सुधार के लिए सरकार द्वारा की गई विभिन्न पहलों पर प्रकाश डालिए।
Demand of the Question– The question requires understanding of legal, police and judicial system with respect to prisons along with prison infrastructure and challenges.
Directive Word– Throw a light- Mention and describe the initiatives and the reasons why they are important.
Structure of the Answer
Intro– Mention data of what is the current status of prisons in India.
Body– In the first part, mention what are the challenges in the prison system in India, provide data and examples. In the second part, mention what are the reasons for these issues and challenges. In the last part, mention the initiatives of GoI in the form of prison reforms. Use various committees for suggesting the reforms.
Conclusion– State the reforms needed and the suggestions that could be used to address these challenges.
Part of Syllabus– GS Paper -2- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States.