Berhampur, May 13 (LocalWire): Prison authorities in the state have decided to launch a refresher course for jail guards at the Odisha Jail Training School here from 24 May.
‘At least 30 guarding staffs, including warders and head warders from all five circles will take part in the week-long refresher course,’ said Inspector General of Police (Prisons) Mahendra Pratap.
OJTS is the only institute in the state to train jail staff. The newly recruited warders are now being trained in the institute.
During the nine-month course, the newly appointed guarding staff will be taught different theoretical subjects like human rights, law, psychology, sociology, criminology and also imparted practical training to handle of firearms, learn yoga and karate to improve and update their overall knowledge, said in-charge principle of the school Sudipta Panigrahi.
She said OJTS has the infrastructure to conduct short-duration refresher courses for jail staff.
The trainers will know about the latest amendments in law and also about human rights. They need to learn and update their knowledge in service matters and guard training and implement the same in prisons when they return to their workplaces after completion of the course,’ Pratap said.
Earlier, the prison authorities tried to launch such refresher courses for guarding staffs but could not launch due to shortage of staff. ‘We have decided to start the refresher training course this month as the strength of staff in the prisons improved after 223 warders joined after completing their nine-month training,’ IGP (prisons) said.