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Plan to educate jail inmates evokes lukewarm response

Ravinder Saini

Press Reporter News Service

Rohtak, June 3

Just one Junior Fundamental Coaching (JBT) instructor has expressed curiosity in imparting schooling to jail inmates of the district, whereas none in Jhajjar is prepared to take up the momentary task.

There are over 1,800 JBT academics within the two districts.

The Director Basic (Prisons) had not too long ago requested the Division of Elementary Schooling to deploy JBT academics at district jails (besides in Hisar, Rewari and Palwal) on a brief obligation.

Subsequently, the division had, on Could 21, requested District Elementary Schooling Officers (DEEOs) to ship functions of academics taken with educating jail inmates.

The response, nevertheless, has been lukewarm. That is so due to a number of causes, say sources. “Covid and hesitation in educating criminals are the principle causes behind the academics’ unwillingness to work in jails,” mentioned Tarun Suhag, normal secretary, Rajkiya Prathmik Shikshak Sangh.

Jagjit Singh, IG (Prisons), mentioned: “The concept is to teach jail inmates, particularly those that are both illiterate or much less educated, in order to deliver a constructive change of their mentality. Inmates could make optimum use of their time by studying one thing new.”

He additional mentioned, “District jails have instructional centres corresponding to IGNOU for inmates. Academics can supervise these centres in a greater method.”

Sunita Panwar, DEEO, Rohtak, mentioned the method of making use of for the task was nonetheless in progress.

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