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The Coffee Table Book of the Department of Prisons was launched by His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT, Chandigarh Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore. Sh. Parimal Rai, IAS, Adviser to Administrator, Sh. K.K. Jindal, IAS, Secretary Personnel,  Sh. Tejinder Singh Luthra, IPS, Director General of Police UT, Chandigarh, Dr. O. P Mishra, IPS, Inspector General of Prisons, UT, Chandigarh accompanined him on the dias. 

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His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT, Chandigarh Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore visited the Model Jail, Chandigarh for the inauguration of Rice Fortification Machine in the Anganwari Rasoi. Sh. Tejinder Singh Luthra, IPS Director General of Police UT, Chandigarh, Dr. O. P Mishra, IPS Inspector General of Prisons, UT, Chandigarh, Mrs. Samita Mankad, Principal Lead, Department of Food Safety and Standards, Delhi, Sh. K.K. Jindal, Secretary Personnel, Sh. B.L. Sharma, Secretary Social Welfare Department, Sh. Satish Kumar Jain, HCS, Addl. IG. Prisons UT, Chandigarh, Ms. Nishu Singhal, Director Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh and other officers were present on this occasion.

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Mr. Justice Rajesh Bindal of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh inaugurated Second Video Conferencing Studio in the Model Jail, Chandigarh on 16.10.2018. Dr. O.P. Mishra, IPS, Inspector General of Prisons, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. Balbir Singh District and Sessions Judge, Chandigarh, Sh. Satish Kumar Jain, HCS, Addl. Inspector General of Prisons, UT, Chandigarh were also present on this occasion. Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court had allotted Rs. 1.75 Lakh for purchase of Video conferencing devises. Now, more number of prisoners may be produced through Video Conferencing and even trial may be conducted on case to case basis. It will not only reduce the expenditure on the transportation of prisoners to the court but it will also prevent security risks. It was informed by the IG Prisons to the Hon’ble Justice that three more Video Conferencing Studios will be set up in near future. He also added that during this year 3271 number of inmates produced in Chandigarh Courts and 401 number of inmates were produced in outside Chandigarh Courts through Video Conferencing and it saves cores of government funds.

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