PITB LAUNCHES PILOT PROJECT “PMIS” AT DISTRICT JAIL LAHORE
The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has launched the first ever pilot project’ “Prison Management Information System” (PIMS) at District Jail Lahore to automate the jail records, managing inmates’ information.
Reviewing the project, the founding Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University (ITU) the Punjab, Chairman PITB and Advisor to the CM Punjab Dr. Umar Saif directed to make innovative improvements to get effective results from the project for speedy launch in all jails of the Punjab Province to efficiently control and manage the jail affairs which would help in instant decision making and planning. Digitalization of Prisons Management would also facilitate visitors/public by the way fast-track registration of interviews and instant redressal of public grievances, he remarked.
The Chairman was informed that the automation of the Prisons System Project Computerization of Prisons management not only enhances the performance but also precision and time reducing process for a comprehensive database of the staff including their career profiles, their salary and accounts management besides capturing other issues relating to HR. Through the PMIS, information of 51,747 prisoners, 14,895 visitors and 136 patients hospitalized in the jail has been gathered, the review meeting was apprised.
Prior to PMIS, there was no IT solution regarding managing the inmates’ detailed information including prisoner admission, check-in/out, finger/palm print verification, court productions, jail transfers, medical treatment, parole, crime details, court decision, prisoner history etc. The need of this project is inevitable to have a comprehensive Criminal Justice System. Following its successful operation, the PMIS would be replicated at other jails of the province to convert the existing manual system into an automated one
The salient features of the project include developing database of an average number of 3000+ inmates by using Automated Finger/Palm Print Identification system (AFIS), Planning and execution of reformatory measures, Regulate Court production and manage day to day affairs relating to courts, Facilitate the visitors/public by the way fast-track registration of interviews and instant redressal of public grievances, Maintaining a comprehensive database of the staff including their career profiles their salary and accounts management besides capturing other issues relating to HR, Stock and inventory management which includes management and automation of the grain go downs, medicine stores in the jail hospital and other miscellaneous stores and Automation of budgeting, procurement processes and financial transactions. PMIS is integrated with the MIS of Home Department, Punjab Police, Lahore High Court and Anti-Corruption