Hyderabad, May 24 (ANI): Authorities at the Cherlapalli Prison in Hyderabad have asked some of the inmates to work in a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) unit within the prison complex.
A Bangalore-based technical firm called Radiant Info Systems Ltd. is setting up the BPO centre.
"We have made plans to set up a rural BPO centre. So, I asked the authorities 'Can we set up a rural BPO centre in the prison?' They got excited and asked officials to accompany me," said Narayana Charyullu, Director, Radiant Infosystems Ltd.
"I visited the jail and spent five-six hours there. I was surprised to see a computer lab already set up there, and they are imparting training to many prisoners," he added.
The eligibility criteria for working in the BPO are education up till 10th standard and above and computer literacy.
"We found that large number of convicts are willing to work on computers. So, I thought these prisoners can made use of and they can be put on computer-based jobs," said Gopinath Reddy, Director General For Prisons, Andhra Pradesh.
"The BPO would be a non-voice unit as of now, and would work with data processing and transmission," he added. (ANI)