Prison ERP interconnecting Prisons in Bihar under e-Prisons

Sh. Anand Kishor, IG (Prison) with Dr. J Dass (NIC), Sh. Rajesh Kumar Singh (SIO Bihar), Sh. Shashi Kant Sharma (NIC) and Sh. Shivendra Priyadarshi
by Rajiv Ranjan, Bihar -

A workshop was organized on the theme “Prison ERP- interconnecting Prisons in Bihar under e-Prisons” on 26th September 2016 at Patna.
The inaugural address was delivered by Sh. Anand Kishor, IAS, IG (Prisons & Correctional Services), Bihar. He spoke about key innovative features implemented in Prison ERP that includes use of Biometric Tools, Photo Pass for Visitors, Voice Capture, Smart Card and SMS Alerts  in the application software to meet the objective of transforming the prisons as institution for corrective and reformative prison behavior.
The “key note” address was delivered by Sh. Shashi Kant Sharma, HOD, e-Prisons Division, NIC (HQ). Dr. J Dass, Sr. Technical Director & Bihar State Coordinator addressed the officials from Prisons and NIC.
Earlier, Sh. Rajesh Kumar Singh, State Informatics officer, Bihar welcomed participants namely Superintendent from Central Prisons and Districts Informatics Officer and Addl. Districts Officers from Bihar. NIC Bihar State Unit Senior Officers also participated.
The workshop deliberations were very comprehensive and exhaustive. Keeping in view of innovative solution for institutionalizing & paperless office for different prisons under Inspectorate of Prisons and Correctional Services of the State of Bihar, the project was conceptualized by IG (Prisons) and developed by NIC as a software suite locally from e-Prison Model of Prison Informatics Division, NIC (HQ), New Delhi for implementation initially at Model Beur Central Jail, Patna, which is being subsequently implemented in other 55 Prisons in Bihar.
The participants interacted to ask their queries and answers were provided by the entire stakeholder. Sh. Shivendra Priyadarshi, DIG, answered Administrative queries.
Technical coordination was provided by Sh. Rajiv Ranjan (PSA), Sh. Navin Kumar (SSA) and Sh. Anup Kumar (SA) of e-Prison Team, NIC, Bihar.
The entire workshop was facilitated by NICSI and coordinated by Sh. Sanjeev (DGM), NICSI (HQ) and Sh. M.K.Pangrahi (DGM), NICSI Bihar.
Sh. Rabindra Kumar Singh, ASIO (State HQ), Bihar extended his vote of thanks for participation of all stakeholders and their contribution and especially for the initiative of Sh. Rajesh Kumar Singh, SIO, Bihar.