Five Odisha jail officials selected for President’s Medal

Bhubaneswar: Five Jail officials of Odisha have been selected for the President’s Medal for the year 2015 for their remarkable contribution to jail reforms, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communiqué said on Monday.

Of the five jail officials, Rabindranath Barik, Assistant Jailor of Jagatsinghpur District Jail, will receive the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service.

Besides, four other jail officials will receive the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service. They are Subhakanta Mishra, Sub Jail Superintendent, Titlagarh, Satyaprakash Swain, Jailor, Dhenkanal District Jail, Subash Chandra Pradhan, District Probation Officer, Dhenkanal and Surendra Barik, Assistant Jailor, Barabil Sub Jail.

Special secretary (Home) Lalit Das and IGP Debasis Panigrahi have been selected for the President’s Police Medal.

The awards would be presented during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Tuesday.