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Odisha: Prison personnel now eligible to receive prestigious DG’s Disc award

30/06/2021 at 6:22 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 30: Odisha government has decided to institute a system of award of DG’s Disc to the prison personnel in various ranks, who have rendered spectacular meritorious service.

These discs will be awarded by the Director General of Prisons as Director of Correctional Services, Odisha to prison personnel every year. The DG’s Discs will be awarded irrespective of the cash or other awards/rewards given to a person in the same year.

The decision to award the DG’s Disc will be taken by the Director General of Prisons as Director of Correctional Services. Details of the spectacular meritorious service will be reduced in writing and shall be certified by a Prison Officer, who has the direct knowledge of the rendering of such service. The DG’s Disc to be awarded will be made of German Silver. The sample DG’s Disc recommended by the State Prison Head Quarter will be finalised after approval of the government.

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