India Inc to conduct recruitment drive in Tihar

New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI) In a first, top executives ofIndia Inc will conduct a recruitment drive in Tihar jail andpick 50 inmates to be employed in their business houses.

The list -- which includes big names like IDBI bank,Vedanata Group, Sterlite Foundation, Agarwal Packers, JindalSteel and Flex shoes -- will carry out the "campus selection"of the prisoners, who have received professional trainingduring their term at the jail.

"Ten companies have agreed to absorb some of our convictswhen they get released from the jail. They include IDBI Bank,Vedanta Group and Agarwal Packers amongst others. We have donethe profiling of 50 professionally qualified inmates. Thiscampus selection, which is happening for the first time, willbe conducted on February 5," said Sunil Gupta, law officer andspokesperson, Tihar jail said.

The jail authorities decided to go for the placementdrive after they realised that even after reforming prisonersand making them professionally qualified, they do not get ajob after released due to their criminal background, he said.

This job placement is being done to help the prisonersearn and live with dignity. It will also prevent them fromcommitting crime in the future, he said.

Gupta said, "All these 50 prisoners have completed theireducation from IGNOU. They are highly qualified. Some are postgraduates, while others are MCA and MBA qualified." PTI SWT

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