Training in construction sector to prisoners in MP

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Bhopal, Nov 1 (UNI) Prisoners lodged in jails in Madhya Pradesh would be imparted institutional training in works related to construction sector as a part of a rehabilitation programme for them.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Madhya Pradesh Jail Department and the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC).

Principal Secretary (Jails) Dilip Mehra and Director of the Council P R Swaroop signed the MoU recently in Delhi, an official release said here today.

As per the MoU, 1500 inmates of prisons across the state would be benefited from this joint initiative.

Initially, the programme -- to be launched in the first week of December 2007 in the state capital -- would be started across seven central jails and eventually to 117 small and large size jails in the state.

The prisoners rehabilitation programme would start with training for construction works supervisors where the minimum qualification would be VIIIth pass and minimum age of the person required would be 18 years.

The curriculum -- to be developed and disseminated by CIDC faculty -- would cover an entire range of topics. The classes would be for four hours spread over a month.

This would be followed up by one-month practical exposure so that participants could take up a certification examination culminating in certification of successful candidates. The certificates to successful participates would be provided by the CIDC.

As part of inmate rehabilitation programme, post completion of their sentence, CIDC would provide opportunity to successful inmates to serve as teaching faculty under this programme.

The jail infrastructure will be spruced up and revamped for this programme and workshops and labs would be set up for the practical training, the release added.

UNI

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