Question. Who among the following bodies has constituted a Committee for Prison reform?
(a)Ministry of Law and justice
(c)Ministry of home affairs
(d)None of the above
- The Supreme Court formed a committee on Prison reforms chaired by former apex court judge, Justice Amitava Roy, to examine the various problems plaguing prisons in the country, from overcrowding to lack of legal advice to convicts to issues of remission and parole.
- A bench of Justices Madan b. Lokur, s. Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta appointed the inspector general of police, bureau of police research and development, and the Director General (prisons) Tihar jail as the panel’s member.
- The court asked the committee to complete the collection of data and information and make submit it in a year and given the discretion to go beyond the prescribed matters.
By Ramayan Upadhyay