The State of Goa attained the status of Union territory soon after Liberation
from portuguese Rules in terms of the Constitution (Twelfth Amendment) Act,1961.
Later on,the president of India promulagated an Ordinance to provide for administration
of Union territories of Goa,Daman Diu and continuance of Portuguese Laws as in force
immediately prior to their liberation.The said ordinance was replaced by Parliamentary
enactment namely-the Goa,Daman Diu Administration Act,1962. Evidently,all the portuguese
Laws including Portuguese legislation governing prisons in the Union territory were
continued till they were replaced by the appropriate corresponding Legislation.The
Goa,Daman Diu Removal of Difficulties Order,1962 was issued for equating certain
authorities of erstwhile regime to certain new authorities under new set up in order
to carry out functions under erstwhile Portuguese Laws during the transition
On 6th Feb,1962
The Prisons Act,1894
was brought into force.Similarly on 2nd Feb,1964,
The Transfer of Prisoners Act,1950
The Identification of Prisoner Act,1920
The Prisoners Act,1900,
and The Prisoners Attendance in Courts Act,1920 were brought into force.Based
on the said Acts, various set of Rules were compiled and made applicable way back
in the late sixties to govern the jails of Goa, Daman Diu.
Soon after the liberation the Jail Department was looked after by the Law Department,
headed by Law Secretary as Ex-Officio I. G. Prisons. In the year 1975 the Jail has
been transferred to Collectorate of North Goa and the Collector of North was appointed
as ex-officio I. G. Prisons.