FASTER Scheme by Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court has launched a FASTER Scheme to release prisoners immediately after bail order via email. An initiative by CJI N.V.Ramanna. Instead of giving bail orders by the SC itself, the release of some of the prisoners is not carried out immediately. The Jail Authorities wait for a physical document/ order from the SC to grant bail or release the prisoners or undertrials which usually delays the release by 4- 5 days. Read News Here

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The Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, recently launched the FASTER scheme while heading a special bench. He said that in spite of giving bail and release orders, the jail authorities demand physical documents for the release. This hampers the justice system and also is a form of injustice on the persons to be released. The FASTER ( Fast and Secure Transmission of Electronic Records) Scheme is a step in the direction to overcome the glitches.

With this scheme, a secured e-mail will be sent to the jail authorities for the release of prisoners or under trial. With this scheme in place, it is sure to decongest the prisons as it is havoc managing these overcrowded prisons, especially during the time of this pandemic. Read here about decongesting prisons.

When the jails keep undertrials and acquitted people without reason behind bars, the jails in a way violate the Art 21 of the constitution of the Right to life and personal liberty.

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  1. Which of the following statements regarding protection of personal liberty is/are found to be correct?

I. The object of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution is to prevent encroachment upon personal liberty by the Executive save in accordance with law and in conformity with the provisions thereof.

II. Before a person is deprived of his life or personal liberty the procedure established by law must be strictly followed and must not be departed from to the disadvantage of the person affected.

A. I and II

B. Only I

C. Only II

D. None of above

Ans. A

2. The protection of Article 21 extends to which of the following?

A. Citizens

B. All persons

C. Foreigners

D. Persons under imprisonment

Ans. B

3. Which of the following can be included in Right to life under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution?

I. Right of a person not to be subjected to bonded labor or to unfair conditions of labor.

II. Right of a bonded laborer to the rehabilitation after release.

III. Right to a decent environment and a reasonable accommodation.

A. I, II and III

B. I and II

C. II and III

D. I and III

Ans. A

4. In which of the cases, a domiciliary visit by the Police without the authority of law, was held to be violative of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution assuming that a right of privacy was a fundamental right derived from the freedom of movement guaranteed by Article 19 (1) D of the Indian Constitutional as well as personal liberty guar­anteed by Article 21?

A. Dr. Sudesh Jale v. the State of Haryana

B. Kharak Singh v. the State of U.P

C. Govind v. the State of M.P

D. Neera Mathur v. L.I.C

Ans. B




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