New Delhi : Home Minister Shivraj Patil Tuesday told a parliamentary panel that the government would welcome its suggestions on the draft National Policy on Criminal Justice.
His remarks came at a meeting he chaired here of parliament's consultative committee on the home ministry.
"Taking part in the deliberations, the members welcomed the government's attempt to draft a National Policy on Criminal Justice. The members made certain suggestions during their presentations," an official statement said.
Patil "assured the members that the good points emerging out of the wide consultation process on this issue would be incorporated while formulating the policy".
"He also emphasized the need to create more awareness among the common people about the existing laws," the statement added.
Among those who attended the meeting were Debabrata Biswas, Urkho Brahma, Raj Mohinder Singh, K. Malaisamy and Jai Prakash Agarwal of the Rajya Sabha and Mani Kumar Subba, Mohanbhai Delkar, Sarbananda Sonowal and Mohan Singh of the Lok Sabha.
Ministers of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal, Manikrao Gavit and V. Radhika Selvi and home ministry Special Secretary M.L. Kumawat also attended the meeting.