Lucknow: In a bid to improve the state of prosecution officers, the Mayawati government has decided to equip them with laptops and training in IIMs. The Uttar Pradesh government has allocated Rs 3 crore for the upgradation of the prosecution authorities in the state.

For this purpose, the authorities will be provided with a laptop and will be imparted special training in IIMs. The government has already sanctioned the allocated money to the Department of Justice.

Currently there are more than 1,200 assistant prosecution officers in the state who deal cases following old and traditional ways. Due to this, they are unable to finish the cases on time and lag behind their competitors.

Their dismal state is evident from the fact that the prosecution officer, senior prosecution officer and senior prosecutors have to grope hard to catch hold of Supreme Court rulings. Moreover, they are not paid any allowance to buy law books which proves heavy on their pocket.

These alarming problems faced by the prosecution authorities came to surface during the formulation of State Law Policy. Immediately, the state government ordered the Director General  of Directorate of Prosecution to send a list of all the existing problems.

The DG in the proposal, requested the state government to provide CD, pen-drive, laptop and a data card to the prosecution officers. It was also proposed that the officers should be provided 15 case studies of High Court and Supreme Court every year along with 5 days of training in IIMs and forensic science labs.

The Principal Secretary, Justice Department agreed to all the suggestions in the proposals and passed an order for their implementation.

Chief Minister Mayawati too has given a green signal to the various proposals. She cited that the upgradation of the prosecution officers will help to dispose cases at a faster pace.

(JPN/ Bureau)