Bhubaneswar: To recognise the services of personnel engaged in Prison Department, the State Government on Wednesday instituted a system of award of DG’s Disc to the Prison Personnel in various ranks.
The Prison personnel, who have rendered spectacular meritorious service, will get the award every year. Maximum 20 personnel will get the award in a year, as per a Resolution issued by the Home Department.
The Director General of Prisons, who is also Director of Correctional Services, Odisha, will award the Discs to Prison personnel every year. The DG has been allowed the same to be awarded anytime during the year as and when an exceptional performance comes to light.
The DG’s Discs shall be awarded irrespective of the cash or other awards/rewards given to a person in the same year.
The decision to award the DG’s Disc will be taken by the DG, Prisons and details of the spectacular meritorious service will be reduced in writing and will be certified by a Prison Officer, who has the direct knowledge of the rendering of such service. The certificate will also be counter signed by a superior Prison Officer, the Home Department said.
If a personnel who was selected for DG’s Disc, is subsequently suspended or proceeded against for any misconduct or anything adverse comes to the notice before receiving the Disc, will not be allowed to receive the Disc.
The DG of Prisons, who will be in overall charge of implementation of the scheme of award of Disc, has been allowed to issue supplemental instructions, as and when required under intimation to Home Department.
The DG’s Disc to be awarded will be made of German Silver. The sample DG’s Disc recommended by the State Prison Headquarters will be finalised after approval of the Government, it said.
The fund required for the award will be met from the existing budget provision under the unit other contingency.