The Speaker for this session is Dr. Archana Gadkari. She is a learning enthusiast holding three higher education degrees of two distinct fields namely Medical and Law, which are MBBS, MD in Psychiatry and LL.B. Currently she is the HOD of the Psychiatry Department in the Central Hospital of Ulhasnagar. And in-charge of the Covid vaccination centre there.
She will be addressing the participants on the topic of 'Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry'.
Date: 13th June 2021
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (IST)
Participation certificates will be provided for this session.
Revisiting Law and Policy of Prison Administration in India
The need for transformation and adopting a reformative approach towards prisons system is of paramount importance. The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India has time and again commented upon the sub-human conditions in prisons. With the growing advocacy for the protection of human rights in the various walks of lives, the plight of prisoners is emerging as a critical issue of public policy. Various systematically constructed isolations of our prisons deflects the gaze of civil society institutions and as a result of this, administration and management of these prisons tend to become inefficacious.
Thus, the matter of rehabilitation of the prisoners and reformation of prison system becomes a quintessential affair which should be duly considered.
CRCJ has undertaken a Pan-India Research Project which aims to work towards providing reformative insights upon prison system so as to raise consciousness amongst people and simultaneously preserve the basic rights of the prisoners which they deserve. The objective of this research project is to analyse the administration and functioning of prisons in the country and offering practical solutions to alleviate the hardships faced by the prisoners.
The Centre primarily aims to portray the current scenario of India prisons whilst also appraising various suggestions and recommendations provided by various government committees, judicial pronouncements and jurists.