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About Us

                 In Tripura, a Central Jail was established in the year 1874 at Dhaleswar, Agartala, by the then Maharaja Birchandra Manikya Bahadur who also reformed the Royal Prison Administration in the line of British Administration. Subsequently on 01-11-13 the Central Jail, Agartala has been shifted to the new premises at Bishalgarh and start its establishment in the name of Kendriya Sansodhanagar Tripura, Bishalgarh with accomodatinon capacity of prisoners 1000.

                 From beginning the office of the Prisons Directorate was accomodated within the perimeter wall of Central Jail, Agartala. But in 1994 the office of Prisons Directorate has been shifted to new office building adjacent to Central Jail, Agartala separately.

               Presently, there are 01 (one) Kendriya Sansodhanagar, 02 (two) District Jails and 10(ten) Sub-Jails in Tripura. That Apart, one Female Jail also exists in the complex of Kendriya Sansodhanagar, Tripura, Bishalgarh.

01 (one) new District Jail at Ambassa and 01 (one) new Sub-Jail at Santirbazar will come into existance in the near future.

Vision / Mission / Objectives :-

 

                As one of the three wings of Criminal Justice System (Jail, Police  & Judiciary) , the Home (jail) Department is providing the safe custody for the prisoners both under-trial & convicts as and when sent by the competent courts. The Home (Jail) Department is responsible for well being of the prisoners and accordingly the Department is providing minimum need to maintain essential standard of living in consonance with human dignity so that prisoners retain all their rights as human beings within the limitations of imprisonment. Besides, correctional treatment through eradication of illiteracy, Yoga, Morning Prayer, Casting of Patriotic songs and Bhajans in all wards in early morning ,Vocational  training programmes of the prisoners have been intensified in various jails of the State.

 

Staff  Position  of  Prisons  Directorate :

Inspector General of Prisons –  (Head of Department )

One

P.S to the I.G.Prisons

One

P.A

One

Head of Office/DDO

One

Office Superintendent

One

Head Clerk/ Accountant

Two

UDC

One

LDC

seven

Sub Jailor

One

Warder

Three

Driver

One

Peon

Four

Night Guard

Two

Sweeper

One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Position in the Department :

Sl. No.

Sanctioned Strength

Man in position

Vacant post

1

Group-A-   09

07

02

2

Group-B -  09

08

01

3

Group-C-  645

487

158

4

Group-D-   40

32

08

 

Total-       703

534

169

Postal Address: Prisons Directorate, Dhaleswar, Agartala, West Tripura- 799007, Ph- 0381-2325319, Fax-0381- 2328496, e-mail-prisonstripura@gmail.com