Women inmates to take part in Tihar recruitment

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.

PTI



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

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