PMIS Registers Over 6 Lac Prisoners,9 Lac Visitors Across Punjab Jails
More than 6 lakh prisoners and more than 9 lakh visitors have been registered under the Prison Management Information System (PMIS).
More than 6 lakh prisoners and more than 9 lakh visitors have been registered under the Prison Management Information System (PMIS), which was created by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for the Punjab Prisons Department.
In addition, 43 jails in Punjab have over 13,000 HRM profiles. This came up during a meeting to review the progress, which was presided over by PITB Chairman Faisal Yousaf. Other senior officials, including PITB Additional Director General (ADG) Syed Qasim Ifzal, attended the meeting.
The Prison Management Information System (PMIS), which was developed to computerize inmate data, monitor staff, and handle other administrative tasks online, was made known to the meeting’s attendees.
Chairman Faisal Yousaf stated that the traditional manual system in prisons has been digitalized, and now includes services like online bank payments, visitor management, medical care, food delivery from the canteen, and more.
He added that the Prison Management Information System had enabled the digitization of various prison operations, including the management of hospitals, human resources, duty summaries, stores, etc. He said, “There has been a lot of improvement and transparency in the administrative affairs of prisoners and other matters.”
Modern IT technologies must be implemented in prisons immediately in order to improve daily business operations’ efficiency and transparency and to treat prisoners’ data systematically for quick information retrieval.
In order to develop a Prisons Management Information System (PMIS), Home Department, Punjab and UNODC, Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding on July 2, 2014.
As a result, a Pilot Project was started in the District Jail of Lahore, and the UNODC provided hardware and software support to the Punjab Prisons. In addition to maintaining an extensive database of the staff and inmates, the PMIS project aims to automate every aspect of prison functionality.
With hardware assistance from UNODC Pakistan, it has now been expanded to 20 prisons in the province following the success of the pilot project.
The software is being put through a process of trial and error in order to receive additional development/customization and, ultimately, perfection.