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Rajasthan amends Rajasthan Prison Rules 1951

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Rajasthan amends Rajasthan Prison Rules 1951

On 2nd February 2021, The state govt of Rajasthan has amended the Rajasthan Prison Rules, 1951.

  • the main reason was to do away with the caste-based assignment of labour.

Rajasthan Prison Rules 1951 Amendments

A) Rule 67 under Section 2

  • This section is about “cooking of food”. prior to this, “any Brahmin or sufficiently high caste Hindu prisoner from this class is eligible for appointment as a cook”. but, now, “No inmate shall be selected for cooking on the basis of his caste or religion.”

B) Rule 17, Clause (d) of Section 1 in Part 15

  • The state govt has removed clause (d) and it explains “any member of a criminal tribe subject to the discretion of the Government”.

C) Rule 13 of Section I of Part 10

  • “No tradesman shall be chosen on the basis of his caste or religion.”.
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