Delhi Classification of Prisons Rules, 1988
Published vide in Delhi Gazette, Extraordinary Part 4, No. 76, dated 18th April, 1988 vide notification No. F. 9(75)/87-Home (General)(1), in exercise of the powers conferred under Prisons Act, 1894 (Act 9 of 1894) by the Administrator of the Union Territory of Delhi.
(a) 'Central Jail' — means any prison in which convicted criminals, under trial prisoners or persons detained under any specific Act/Ordinance/Orders, as the case may be are received/kept for the purpose of undergoing theirsentence or for the purpose of judicial custody and/or detention under any Specific Act/ Ordinance/Orders, as the case may be.
(b) 'District Jail'. — All Jails, other than 'Central Jails' and 'Special Jails' shall be deemed to be 'District Jails'.
(c) (1) Administrator may from time to time, in its discretion, declare any jail to be a 'Special Jail' for the purposes of these rules, or establish a Special Jail at any place.(2) No Jail shall be deemed to be a -'Special Jail' within the meaning of these rules, unless it has been declared to be so or established as such under sub-rule (c) (1). 3. Inspector General of Prison. - The Inipector General of Prisons appointed under the Prison's Act, 1894, subject to the orders/directions of the Administrator shall exercise general Control and superintendence over all classified Jails in Delhi. 4. Addl. I.G. of Prisons, and D.I.G. of Prison. - Additional I.G. of Prisons and D.I.G. of Prisons shall assistthe I.G. of Prisons and exercise all such powers and perform such duties as may be delegated to them by the Inspector General of Prisons from time to time with prior approval of the Administrator, wherever necessary. 5. Superintendents of Prison. - For each classified Jail, there shall be a Superintendent who will be assisted in the management of Prisons by such staff as may be specified by inspector General of Prisons with the prior approval of Administrator.