Women inmates to take part in Tihar recruitment
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Last Updated: Monday, November 14, 2011, 14:55
New Delhi: For the first time, women inmates of Tihar Prisons will get a chance to participate in a recruitment drive on jail premises involving companies from hospitality and construction sectors to help rehabilitate prisoners after their release.

"It is the third such exercise. In the earlier two campus placements conducted this year, 95 inmates were absorbed in different companies," Deputy Inspector General, R N Sharma said.

Of the 80 inmates, 10 women prisoners will be appearing in the campus placement at Jail No. 3 tomorrow.

Among the companies participating in the drive are Hotel Rockland, Tourism Management Institute, UNIBILD Engineering and Construction Company Pvt Ltd, Millennium Builders, Aggrawal Packers and Movers, Predo Security and Vedanta Foundation.

"This campus placement will be conducted in Jail Number 3. All eligible inmates from different jails have been shortlisted and groomed by proper professionals. Most of the inmates are convicts and some under trials," Sharma said.

According to annual survey report of 2011, of the 2,751 convicts lodged inside the Tihar jail in 2010 for various crimes, 46.15 per cent are women inmates who have been convicted for murder charges as against the male count of 33.47 per cent.

Female inmates also top the chart in kidnapping and abduction cases, dowry death cases and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances cases, the report said.

Sunil Gupta, spokesperson and law officer Tihar Prisons, said the success of the first two drives conducted this year have encouraged different companies to hire inmates.


First Published: Monday, November 14, 2011, 14:55

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