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ശ്രീമതി ആർ. ശ്രീലേഖ IPS അവർകൾ കേരള പ്രിസൺസ് & കറക്ഷണൽ സർവീസസ് വകുപ്പ് മേധാവിയായി 18/01/2017ന് ചുമതലയേറ്റു.

HISTORY
The history of the Jails in the Travancore part of the State begins in the year 1862 with three Principal Jails. 1873 Central Jail at Trivandrum was sanctioned and started functioning inside the fort in a building which was used as barracks for the Nayar Brigade. In September 1886 it was transferred and accommodated in the buildings put up for the purpose in Poojappura, Trivandrum. Besides Police Station lock-ups in the different parts of Travancore were also serving the purpose of Jails for confinement of prisoners whose sentences were below one month.
In 1949 when the state of Travancore-Cochin was formed there were two Central Jails at Trivandrum and Viyyur and 7 Sub Jails in the Cochin part of the State besides the police station lock-ups serving the purpose of Sub Jails in the Travancore part. Senior most of the Superintendent Central Prisons acts as the Ex-Officio Inspector General of Prisons till 31-03-1953.

First Central Prison was established at Kannur in the year 1869. First District Jail was established at Kozhikode in the year 1861. First Open Prison was established at Nettukaltheri, Trivandrum on 28th August 1962. First Women’s Prison was established at Neyyattinkara, Trivandrum in the year 1990. The first Inspector General was appointed on 01-04-1953 in order to be independent in the discharge of function as per the provisions in the Prisons Act for the purpose of the Act. The Prisons Headquarters/ Office of the Inspector General of Prisons was sanctioned with effect from 01-04-1953. Since 1986 officers from the Police Department are being appointed to act as Inspector General of Prisons. In September 1975 the Administrative control of Social Welfare Institutions and the Probation services was transferred to the Social Welfare Department.

Head of the Department of Prisons, since 1953
Sl. No.
Name
Designation
From
To
1
Shri. A.V.John Inspector General of Prisons 01.04.1953 21.07.1961
2
Shri. K.Velayudhan Inspector General of Prisons 21.07.1961 19.11.1963
3
Shri. V.Raghavan Nair Inspector General of Prisons 19.11.1963 18.03.1971
4
Shri. P.Gopla Menon Inspector General of Prisons 18.03.1971 31.12.1979
5
Shri. R.Janardhanan Pillai Inspector General of Prisons 01.01.1980 31.01.1982
6
Shri. N.Subramonian Inspector General of Prisons 01.02.1982 15.08.1986
7
Shri. J.Padmagireeswaran IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 16.08.1986 18.08.1989
8
Shri. C.Subramonian IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 18.08.1989 10.12.1991
9
Shri. I.Thankaraj IPS Inspector General of  Police (Prisons) 11.12.1991 21.09.1992
10
Shri. R.Jayaram Padikkal IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 21.09.1992 23.04.1993
11
Shri. V.Krishna Moorthy IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 23.04.1993 02.03.1994
12
Shri. T.V.Madhusudanan IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 02.03.1994 30.04.1994
13
Shri. K.V.Rajagopalan Nair IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 30.04.1994 12.12.1994
14
Shri. R.Radhakrishnan IPS Director General of Police (Prisons) 12.12.1994 30.06.1996
15
Shri. K.Sukumaran Nair IPS Inspector General of  Police (Prisons) 01.07.1996 16.10.1996
16
Shri. M.Abdulsatharkunju IPS Director General of Police (Prisons) 16.10.1996 05.06.1997
17
Shri. R.Padmanabhan IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 05.06.1997 20.11.1997
18
Shri. B.S.Sastry IPS Director General of Police (Prisons) 24.11.1997 31.03.1998
19
Shri. P.R.Chandran IPS Director General of Police (Prisons) 27.04.1998 18.07.1998
20
Shri. R.P.C.Nair IPS Director General of Police (Prisons) 13.07.1998 31.07.2001
21
Shri. P.K.Hormis Tharakan IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 31.07.2001 31.08.2001
22
Shri. M.G.A.Ramen IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 06.09.2001 30.11.2001
23
Dr. K.Sukumaran Nair IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 30.11.2001 24.08.2003
24
Dr. Alphonse Louis Erayil IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 25.08.2003 15.07.2004
25
Shri. M.G.A.Ramen IPS Director General of Police (Prisons) 15.07.2004 18.10.2007
26
Shri. K.P.Somarajan IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 19.10.2007 30.12.2008
27
Shri. Paul Leslie IPS Inspector General of  Police (Prisons) i/c of ADGP (Prisons) 30.12.2008 18.10.2009
28
Shri. Paul Leslie IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 19.10.2009 31.10.2009
29
Dr. Alexander Jacob IPS Addl. Director General of Police (Prisons) 31.10.2009 06.11.2012
30
Dr. Alexander Jacob IPS Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services (DGP) 07.11.2012 07.12.2013
31
Shri. T.P.Senkumar IPS Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services [i/c] (ADGP) 07.12.2013 01.01.2014
32
Shri. T.P.Senkumar IPS Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services (DGP) 02.01.2014 31.05.2015
33 Shri. Loknath Behera IPS Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services (DGP) 01.06.2015 08.12.2015
34 Shri. Rishi Raj Singh IPS Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services (DGP) 08.12.2015 08.06.2016
35 Shri. Anilkant IPS Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services (ADGP) 08.06.2016
 

 

Shri. PINARAYI VIJAYAN
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala

 

Smt. R. SREELEKHA IPS

Director General of Prisons
and Correctional Services

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iAPS Prisons

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Lock-up Report

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