PITB launches “PMIS” at District Jail

LAHORE: Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has launched the first ever pilot project’ “Prison Management Information System” (PIMS) here at District Jail to automate jail records and managing inmates information.

Reviewing the project in a meeting, founding Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University (ITU) Punjab, Chairman PITB and Advisor to 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 province to efficiently control and manage 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 would not only enhance performance of the management but would also prove time reducing for a comprehensive database of the staff, including their career profiles, 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.