KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Parliament on Thursday endorsed a third bill related to the replacement of the Muluki Ain, introducing parole and open jail systems for the first time in the country, and paving the way for authorities to put inmates to public labor and social work.
Now the government can enact most of the provisions in the bill by publishing a notice in Nepal Gazette. Provisions related to allowing the inmates to serve their sentences in an open jail, doing social work, doing public labor, staying in rehabilitation centers or reform houses, serving the jail term only during night time or in the weekend will be enacted through the notice.
Other provisions in the new law including a separate hearing in courts to pronounce sentence after determining the verdict and including others will be implemented only after a year.
With the enactment of the provision the authorities concerned can deploy prisoners for various social activities and labor work if the prisoners so wish and are above 18 years.