A bench of Acting Chief justice Gita Mittal and C Hari Shankar took the submission on record and disposed of a PIL which had sought the quashing of guidelines that excluded female prisoners from semi-open and open prisons.
The amendment will take place with immediate effect, it said.
A semi-open or open prison allows convicts to work outside the premises of a jail, earn a livelihood and return to the jail in the evening.
The concept, being adopted by jail authorities across the country, was brought in to assimilate convicts with society and instill confidence in them to help them lead normal lives outside the jail.
The plea had said the guidelines in selection criteria denied the facility to women prisoners without any rationale or justification.
The plea had alleged the guidelines violated the fundamental right to equality of women prisoners in Delhi jails.
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