The president has urged that the increasing number of undertrials be tackled. The solution lies in a criminal justice monitoring board to track the progress of criminal cases and sticking to CrPC timelines.
In order to reduce undertrials in jail, the prime minister has suggested that district-level panels headed by district judges consider their bails. Courts should presume an accused innocent till he is proved guilty.
A single judge bench of Justice Jyoti Singh was hearing the petition filed by Nitin Verma who claimed that despite the revision in the standard rates of wages of prisoners in June 2019 by the Government, they are getting paid in the scale of 2014.
One hundred and sixty high-risk inmates currently lodged in Mandoli Jail will be shifted to different jails in Tihar, a high powered committee headed by Justice Hima Kohli, Judge of the Delhi High constituted to decongest jails has said.