Private companies hire Tihar prisoners

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New Delhi, Feb 25: Prisoners in Tihar jail never had it so good after some of them landed jobs during a placement drive initiated by private firms on Friday, Feb 25.

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

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

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

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

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

A total of nine companies conducted the recruitment drive on Friday. Agarwal packers has selected a maximum number of candidates by hiring 30 inmates for their offices.

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

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

PTI

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