Entitlement of Education Remission

All the convicted prisoners confined in Punjab Jails are allowed to appear in any of the following examinations within the jail premises under rule 215 of Pakistan Prisons Rules 1978 to earn Remission in their sentences:

  • Formal Education (Matric, F.A, B.A, M.A etc.)
  • Oriental Languages (Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, etc.)
  • Religious Education (Hafiz-e-Quran, Nazra Quran, Taleem-ul-Quran courses, Tarjama-ul-Quran, etc.)

The Education Remission in formal education and oriental language (not more than two remissions in oriental language examination) under clause of rule 215-a to d (i)(ii)(iii) for the prisoners sentenced upto 2, 6, 10 and 10+ years is as under:

02 Years

  • Upto 40% marks
  Upto 40% marks
  • 41% to 60% marks
  3 months
  • Above 60% marks
  4 months

06 Years

  • Upto 40% marks
  3 months
  • 41% to 60% marks
  4 ½ months
  • Above 60% marks
  6 months

10 Years

  • Upto 40% marks
  4 months
  • 41% to 60% marks
  6 months
  • Above 60% marks
  8 months

10+ Years

  • Upto 40% marks
  5 months
  • 41% to 60% marks
  7 ½ months
  • Above 60% marks
  10 months
     
Note: The Ombudsman, Punjab decided complaint of convict Basim Liaq of C.J LHR vide order dated 04.11.2006 and directed that education remission be also granted under rule 215 a to d clause (i,ii,iii) according to the sentence and percentage of marks obtained in the oriental, examination passed by the prisoners (Implemented on 27.12.2006).
 
  • On qualifying primary classes examination conducted by District Education Officer, 2 months remission is entitled under Rule 215 Clause-(c)
  • On qualifying nazra Quran courses, 3 months remission is entitled under Rule 215 Clause-(d)

Taleem ul Quran Courses

On qualifying the following courses, remissions are entitled under Rules 215 Clause-(e):
     
  • 1st course
  15 Days
  • 2nd course
  15 Days
  • 3rd course
  30 Days
  • 4th course
  60 Days
  • 5th course
  60 Days

Tarjama-ul-Quran Courses

On qualifying this course, remissions are entitled under Rules 215 Clause A to (d) for the prisoners sentenced for:
     
  • Upto 2 yrs
  2 months
  • Upto 6 yrs
  3 months
  • Upto 10 yrs
  4 months
  • Exceeding 10 yrs
  6 months

Hafiz-e-Quran

On qualifying this course, remissions are entitled under Rules 215 Clause-(f) for the prisoners sentenced for:
     
  • Upto 3 years
  6 months
  • Upto 6 years 
  6 months
  • Upto 10 years
  12 months
  • Exceeding 10 years 
  2 years