Statevison Logo
 
 

Home  -   National  -  24% inmates in UP jails are Dalits, 45% OBCs as on 2021: Govt tells Parliament

24% inmates in UP jails are Dalits, 45% OBCs as on 2021: Govt tells Parliament

2023-03-16 00:00:00

National

Comments

NEW DELHI: As many as 24 of the inmates in Uttar Pradesh s jails were Dalits while 45 are Other Backward Classes OBCs , the government told Parliament citing 2021 data. Minister of state MoS Ajay Kumar Mishra was responding to a question raised by Bahujan Samaj Party BSP member Shyam Singh Yadav, while listing other measures taken for the welfare of prisoners. As on 2021, there were 90,606 undertrial prisoners in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Out of these, 21,942 belonged to Scheduled Caste SC community, 4,657 belonged to Scheduled Tribe ST community and 41,678 belonged to OBC category, said Mishra. The government also shared initiatives it has undertaken to stop undertrials from languishing in jail. While pointing out that it was the responsibility of states, the Centre circulated the Model Prison Manual 2016 , to raise awareness about facilities which may be provided to undertrials like plea bargains and legal aid. The BSP MP had raised concerns about the prisoners in jails, including matters such as their trials, overcrowding of jails and prisoners belonging from the disadvantaged socio economic groups that await trials.

E prisons software, a prison management application, is integrated with an interoperable criminal justice system that provides facility to the state Jail authorities to access the data of inmates in a quick and efficient manner, helping them in identifying the inmates whose cases are due for consideration by the under trial review committee, the home affairs ministry said. The BSP MP further asked the home affairs ministry about the spike in the spread of communicable diseases in the prison, as the post lockdown period saw an increase in the number of arrests. Replying on the same, the ministry responded that the state governments are competent in dealing with the issue of overcrowding of prisons. The ministry added that the state government has made adequate provisions for extra barracks and additional jails for accommodating the prison inmates, according to the need and requirement. The State Legal Services Authorities have established Legal Service Clinics in jails, which provide free legal assistance to persons in need, the ministry said. According to the prison statistics of India report 2021 , out of 5,54,034 prisoners, 4,27,165 of them, 76 , were undertrial prisoners.

The same report reveals the state of overcrowding in the prisons, the occupancy rates stood at 130.2 2021 , up from 118 in the previous year. 70.9 of the undertrial prisoners were confined for periods of up to 1 year, 13.2 had been confined for 1 to 2 years, 7.6 confined for 2 to 3 years, 2.7 had been in jail for over 5 years, the report stated.

Related News

<>

2024-02-27 00:00:00

National

Comments

sskbdklsb
Dr. Jitendra Singh, Chief Guest for 35th Convocation ceremony of APICON 2024

Agencies New Delhi, February 26 Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh addressed the 35th Convocation ceremony of the prestigious Indian College of Physicians and 79th Annual Conference of the Association of Physicians in India APICON 2024 in New Delhi, as its Chief Guest. On the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh, who is himself a Professor of Medicine Endocrinology, was also conferred honorary Fellowship of the Indian College of Physicians as a mark of respect to his lifelong dedication to Medicine academics and research. The ...


2024-02-22 00:00:00

Comments

Dr. Jitendra Singh to chair the 33rd meeting of SCOVA today

Agencies New Delhi, February 21 Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions will chair the 33rd meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies at New Delhi on 22 February 2024. The Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies SCOVA was constituted by Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare in 1986 ...


2024-02-19 00:00:00

Comments

PM Modi to visit Jammu on Feb 20, Defence Minister on Feb 24

State Vision News Service Jammu, February 18 Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Jammu on February 20, while Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will meet army officers, including the northern army commander, at the army s Northern Command Headquarters at Udhampur on February 24. Sources said that besides Prime Minister, Rajnath ...


2024-02-13 00:00:00

Comments

Women now constitute 43 enrolment in STEMM : Dr Jitendra

Agencies Mumbai, February 12 Women are leading prestigious science projects like Aditya L1 mission, Chandrayaan3 etc, the Union Minister of State Independent Charge Science Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said. Replying to a starred question in the Lok Sabha, the minister ...


2024-02-13 00:00:00

Comments

Narendra Modi to visit J K on February 20

Agencies New Delhi, February 12 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Jammu Kashmir on February 20 to address a public rally in Jammu and inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of many developmental projects across the region. Akashvani Jammu Correspondent reports that in addition to addressing a large public rally ...


2024-02-12 00:00:00

Comments

Dr Jitendra Singh expresses satisfaction at the huge response for the first of its kind Space hackathon

Agencies New Delhi, February 11 Union Minister for Science Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh today convened the monthly joint meeting of different Science Ministries and Departments, in New Delhi, wherein among other agenda items, he reviewed the Space Hackathon held last month for the students to sharpen their skills and innovation. The 30 ...


2024-02-01 00:00:00

Comments

No incident of stone pelting took place in J K in 2023 : Amit Shah

Agencies New Delhi, January 31 Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said the Narendra Modi government has rebuilt Jammu and Kashmir, ending an era of terrorism and violence and giving wings to development by rolling out massive infrastructure and welfare schemes. In a series of posts on X in both ...


2024-01-31 00:00:00

Comments

Amit Shah launched the computerization scheme for the offices of the RCSs and ARDBs today

Agencies New Delhi, January 30 The Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah launched the computerization scheme for the offices of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies RCSs and Agriculture and Rural Development Banks ARDBs of the states in New Delhi today. On this occasion, Union Minister of State ...


2024-01-29 00:00:00

Comments

GoI approves SBM G Annual Implementation Plan for J K

NEW DELHI: The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation DoDWS , Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, approved the Annual Implementation Plan 2024 25 for Jammu and Kashmir under the Swachh Bharat Mission SBM , in a meeting convened with the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj J K. The Annual Implementation Plan was ...


2024-01-24 00:00:00

Comments

Your letter helped Me deal with... : PM Modi to President on Ayodhya visit

Agencies New Delhi, January 23 The mantra of sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas is inspired by Lord Ram, wrote Prime Minister Narendra Modi in reponse to President Droupadi Murmu s letter to him. The results of this mantra are visible everywhere today. In the last decade, the country It has ...


Trending News

<>

Dia Mirza talks about her insecurities as an actor: Fear of rejection and the loss of opportunity in an ageist industry

Actor Dia Mirza has spoken about her career and if she dislikes anything about the ...


Shah Rukh Khan's work ethic is also there in Suhana Khan, she doesn't give up till she gets it right: Ganesh Hegde

Ganesh Hegde is a veteran choreographer, who has been sporadically venturing into Bollywood over the ...


Fardeen Khan responds to Zeenat Aman's claim of his father Feroz Khan deducting her salary during Qurbani

Veteran actor Zeenat Aman recently shared a post on Instagram where she recalled how late ...


v

Parineeti Chopra has unveiled a new still of her and Diljit Dosanjh from their upcoming ...


Sidharth Malhotra opens up about married life with Kiara Advani on Koffee With Karan 8: 'I feel more responsible now'

The next episode of Koffee with Karan 8 will feature Sidharth Malhotra with Varun Dhawan. On ...


Bollywood films that didn't do well in 2023 despite high expectations: Kangana Ranaut's Tejas, Kartik Aaryan's Shehzada

Despite record breaking highs Jawan, Animal and Pathaan , the 2023 box office will also be remembered ...


Salaar Part 1: Ceasefire vs Dunki – Here's why the Telugu film may not screen at these theatre chains in the south

When it was announced that Rajkumar Hirani s Dunki and Prashanth Neel s Salaar Part 1: ...


Three of Us director on film's theatrical release: Digital platforms told us they only want commercial films

Filmmaker Avinash Arun, who has directed the second season of the popular web series Pataal ...


Twinkle Khanna responds after man questions her for telling Akshay Kumar men are dessert: ‘Blame patriarchy’

Twinkle Khanna answered a question from husband actor Akshay Kumar during her book launch and ...


Kareena Kapoor says she would like to tell her younger self she'd 'marry her sister's co-star'

Kareena Kapoor has revealed what she d tell her younger self: that she d go ...


Trending Videos

<>

#TheBeatsOfJandK Watch Kusha Sharma's & Chinmaie Sharma's 'Nazare Laina Jammu Da ' with lyrics of PadamShree Padma Sachdev and music

#TheBeatsOfJandK Watch Kusha Sharma's & Chinmaie Sharma's 'Nazare Laina Jammu Da ' with lyrics of PadamShree Padma Sachdev and music

Posted by Spiritnews on 2022-10-30 00:00:00

 
Old Website