Right to Service Act 2012

The prison department also comes under the pureview of the Right to Service Act 2012. As per Go (MS) No.117/2013/Home dated 30.04.2015, the following 17 services relating to the Prison Department are included.

Sl.No Name of Activities Time limit Designated Officers First Appellate of Authority Second Appellate of Authority
1 Emergency Leave 1 Weak Jail Superintendent Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
2 Ordinary Leave 10 days Jail Superintendent Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
3 Home Leave 7 days Superintendent, Open Prison & Correctional Homes Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
4 Allowing prisoners to interview with visitors 3 hours Welfare Officer Or Superintendent Regional Welfare Officer Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones)
5 Remission 12 Hrs Joint Superintendent (General), Central Prison & Correctional Homes.
Superintendent, District Jail.
Superintendent, Special Sub Jail.
Superintendent Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones)
6 Release 6 months Welfare Officer Regional Welfare Officer Chief Welfare Officer
7 Issue of Certificate of imprisonment to freedom fighters 30 days Superintendent of Jails Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
8 Transfer application of prisoners 7 days DIG of Prisons (Concerned Zone) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services -
9 Request for research studies interview of prisoners (sanctioned by Govt) 7 days Chief Welfare Officer Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
10 Television & News papper progarammes. Without interview(Sanctioned by D.G.P & CS Documentery & cinema) 5 days Welfare Officer Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
11 Application for moral class 30 days to get clearance for ADGP(intelligence) Welfare Officer Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
12 Sending Prisoners wages to Home 2 days Welfare Officer Superintendent Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones)
13 Appeal (High Court ,Supreme Court,Kerala Legal Service Authority) 3 days Welfare Officer Superintendent Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones)
14 Complaints of prisoners & their relatives 30 days Superintendent Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
15 Miscellaneous application including suppliers & Contractors 60 days for the Superintendent to send the application to DIG of Prison's office and Prisons Headquarters Superintendent of that Jail Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Concerned Zones) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
16 Audit(Office of the Audit fixing liability) 120 day after retirement Chief Audit Officer Deputy Inspector General of Prisons (Headquarters) Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services
17 Complaints regarding Fund If fund available 1 month Accounts Officer Senior Finance Officer Director General of Prisons & Correctional Services