Tihar prisoners get jobs during placement drive

New Delhi, Feb 25 (PTI) Prisoners in Tihar jail never hadit so good after some of them landed jobs today during a''placement'' drive initiated by private firms.

The companies hired 43 jail inmates--some serving jailterms after being convicted of murder--for various postsincluding as executive managers and sales executives.

The companies included Agarwal Packers, VedantaFoundation, Good Housekeeping, Relaxo and Parado Security.

"Al 43 inmates whose names were put forward as our bestcandidates were selected. Fourteen of them have got thejoining letters here today. The rest will get it in two days''stime," Neeraj Kumar, DG, Tihar Prisons, said.

Kumar said many of the selected inmates have receivedjob offers from more than one company.

"We have left it to the respective inmate to decidewhere he wishes to join," he said.

A total of nine companies conducted the recruitmentdrive today. Agarwal packers has selected a maximum number ofcandidates by hiring 30 inmates for their offices.

"These companies did not hesitate to recruit inmates.

Siddharth Jetley was selected by Agarwal Packers for the postof executive manager. He was been charged under SectionSection 364 and 302 of IPC.

Another inmate who too was charged for murder--GeorgeJohn--got triple offers at a time. Vedanata Foundation,Creative Innovation and JRA

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