Manual of Prisons Department

Government of Puducherry Jail department

Chapter 9 (Manual 8)

Procedure followed in decision Making Process

All the decisions regarding admission of the prisoners and their maintenance up to their discharge from the prisons are being taken by the Superintendent of Jail with the assistance of his subordinates under the overall supervision of the Chief Superintendent of Jails in accordance with the provisions contained in the Prison Rules & Acts and as per the directions of the Judiciary.

The details of Rules and Acts based on which decisions are being taken by the Officers and Staff of the Jail Department are furnished below:-

The Pondicherry Prison Rules, 1969

The Pondicherry Sub-Jails Rules, 1969

Prisoners Act, 1894

Prisons (Attendance in courts) Act, 1955

The Transfer of Prisoners Act, 1950

Prisons Act, 1894

The relatives and friends of the Prisoners who are willing to see them can apply for permission in the prescribed form, which is issued free of cost. Permissions to see the prisoners are being given to them as per rules.

From Monday to Friday

Morning 08.45 am to 10.45 am

Evening 02.00 pm to 05.00 pm


Evening 02.00 pm to 05.00 pm

In Case of doubt on legal matters, the matter is being referred to the Direction or Prosecutions and the Law Department.

The Chief Secretary to Government is the Administrative Secretary to the Jail Department while IG Prisons is the operational head of Prisons. As regards conditions of prison term of prisoners judiciary is the final authority. Chief Superintendent of Jails is the Chief Executive of all Jails in this U.T.