After the success of its placement drives conducted over the past one year,Tihar jail authorities are now planning to come up with a regular placement cell to help eligible inmates get jobs after being released.
Campus placement drive was introduced for the first time,last February after jail authorities realised that only reforming prisoners and making them professionally qualified did not get them jobs after being released due to their criminal background.
Already 334 inmates have been selected and have received appointment letters from different companies who took part in job interviews conducted four times here.
A Tihar jail official said,”334 inmates receiving appointment letters in a year’s time reflects that our inmates are talented and society is ready to accept them. That is why we wish to establish a regular placement cell to help organise in-campus placement of eligible prisoners so that they get jobs after being released and may rehabilitate and reintegrate into the society.
“In the past four campus placements,our inmates have landed with pay package that ranges between Rs 86,000 per annum to Rs six lakh per annum.”
A brain child of a former jail superintendent M K Diwedi,this campus recruitment drive was introduced for the first time in February last year.
A record breaking 142 jail inmates received job offers in the last such drive that was conducted in January this year. Inmates appearing for the interview included MBA,MCom,Btech,LLB and MA graduates.
“Some of them were professionally qualified when they were lodged here and others enrolled in various courses and upgraded their educational qualification,” he said.
Aggrawal Packers and Movers,Hotel Rockland,Tourism Management Institute,UNIBILD Engineering and Construction Company Pvt Ltd,Millennium Builders,Predo Security and Vedanta Foundation are some names that participated in this drive.