Capacity Building Workshop for Officers of Correctional Homes in Assam
Studio Nilima: Collaborative Network for Research and Capacity Building (Studio Nilima) organized a Capacity Building Workshop for the officers of the Correctional Homes in Assam in collaboration with Assam Prison Headquarters, Government of Assam and Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) on November 23-24, 2019.
Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam was kind enough to grace the inaugural session on November 23, 2019. The event was also illuminated by the presence of Justice (R) Madan B. Lokur, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and at present, Judge of the Supreme Court of Fiji; Mr. Justice N. Kotiswar Singh, Hon'ble Judge of the Gauhati High Court and Executive Chairman, ASLSA; Mr. Justice Suman Shyam, Hon'ble Judge of the Gauhati High Court and Chairman, GHCLSC; Dr. R.C. Barpatragohain, Advocate General, Assam along with Mr. Justice (R) B. P. Katakey, formerly Judge, Gauhati High Court and Chairman, Assam Police Accountability Commission; Shri Nilay Dutta, Advocate General, Arunachal Pradesh and Senior Advocate, Gauhati High Court and President : Studio Nilima; Shri Apurba Kr. Sarmah, Chairman (E.C.), Bar Council of India, Shri. S. N. Sarma, Member Secretary, ASLSA and Smti. Barnali Sharma, Inspector General of Prisons. Shri Hiren Chandra Nath, Inspector General of Police (SB), Assam also was present on the second day of this event.
There was huge participation from various Correctional Homes across Assam with 53 Officers representing these Jails joined by Secretary, District Legal Services Authority of 17 Districts, Smti. Gitali Rabha, Deputy Secretary, ASLSA and Smti. Meenakshi Sarmah, Under Secretary, ASLSA . The session saw deliberations and discussions on principles of access to justice, compliance and comprehension of law specifically Supreme Court orders, requirements of proper infrastructure including Health as per Supreme Court order, necessity and implementation of Model Prison Rules, Free Legal Aid and Jail Appeals to the High Court and Supreme Court, Reformation and Rehabilitation in Correctional Homes, Skill Development, Crime, Prison and Radicalisation vis-à-vis necessity of prison reforms and capacity building of Officers of the Correctional Homes, Assam.