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Now, a BPO at Hyderabad Central Jail!

BPOs are going places, literally, from swanky offices to the stone walls of prison cells.

Hyderabad: BPOs are going places, literally,
from swanky offices to the stone walls of prison cells. Soon,
the prisoners of the Hyderabad Central Jail will be answering
your queries when Bangalore-based IT firm Radiant Info Systems
BPO unit goes onstream.

Radiant would consider setting up more non-voice BPO
units at main prisons across the country once the Hyderabad
centre starts functioning smoothly, the company said.

According to Radiant Info director C Narayanacharyulu,
the investment made for the Cherlapally BPO was much less,
compared to other locations. "As basic infrastructure such as
building and power is already available in most prisons, the
investment levels will come down. We will certainly look into
the idea of expanding this concept pan-India," he told PTI.

The company director said that the investment for setting
up the unit could be anywhere between Rs 25 and 30 lakh.
Radiant recorded a turnover of Rs 192 crore in 2008-09. The
audited figures of 2009-10 are yet to be announced.

"Part of the project will be taken up as our CSR
initiative. We may pay our employees up to Rs 150 per day,
much higher than what the government does," said

Stating that the selection would depend on the
educational qualifications and aptitude of the convict, he
said that the employee stands a chance of being absorbed into
the organisation after finishing his jail term.

The company is planning to set up a 75-seater BPO unit,
working in three shifts.


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