16 February 2017 Current Affairs: The Jammu & Kashmir government launched an E-Prison project on February 13, 2017 at NIC Centre Civil Secretariat Jammu to digitalize the record about the jail inmates.
The project was inaugurated the state Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Service & Sports, Molvi Imran Raza Ansari. The projected is being implemented by J&K e-Governance Agency.
Currently the data about the jail inmates are maintained manually which is a time consuming process. The e-prison project will enable to provide a centralized platform to avoid any data redundancy, avoid delay in processing the information and manage all the jails efficiently and thus reduce the time and cost of the process.
Data about 500 jail inmates have already been digitized and is made available on the National Prison Information Portal of Government of India.
The e-Prison Project will digitize 25 district jails, two central jails and one sub-Jail across the State. Besides this, the jail will be equipped with Router, Switch, Laser Printer, Scanner, Desktops, UPS, Finger Print scanner and Web camera.
In the Second Phase of the Project, the department will focus on video conferencing between Jails and Prison Headquarters, e-Court, Tele-medication in Jails to digitalize the data and to enhance connectivity between Jails and other Headquarters of the state.