A total of 132 rookie grade-II prison guards, including 18 women, successfully passed out on Friday after completing six months of basic training here. A ceremonial passing out parade of recruited prison guards was held at the Central Jail complex here. The Minister for Law, Courts, Prisons and Prevention of Corruption, S. Regupathy, participated and received the salute during the parade of recruits.
They are the seventh group to undergo training at the guard training center located in the central prison complex. During their training which began on March 14, the recruits received training on a host of topics. Courses were given to them on Prison Manual, Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act and POCSO Act. They also received training in parade, physical fitness, silambam, karate, first aid, disaster management, detection of explosive substances, forensic medicine, handling sophisticated equipment for controlling the smuggling of unauthorized substances, shooting and yoga.
Lectures were also given on leadership, stress management, cybercrime, the Right to Information Act 2005, special checks in prison and code of conduct by guest lecturers during their training. Recruits were taken for field training at Tiruchi Central Prison, Tiruchi Special Women’s Prison, Government Observation Home, Tiruchi, Borstal School, Pudukottai and the Pudukottai District Prison, Sivaganga Open Prison, Lalgudi Sub-Prison and Ponmalai Police Station. in Tiruchi.
Addressing the recruits, Regupathy called on them to carry out their professional duties with integrity and without fear of threats while dealing with prisoners who had committed different types of crimes and strive to reform them. The Minister distributed medals to recruits who had excelled in the parade and shooting events. Police Director General (Prisons) Sunil Kumar Singh, Central Area Police Inspector General Santhosh Kumar, Tiruchi Police Commissioner G. Karthikeyan and officials from the Corrections Department attended.