It was a lucky Tuesday for 30 convicts of Tihar jail who had come smartly dressed for the campus placement held at jail number 3. All 30 prisoners,who were convicted for various offences and are due to be released next month,have managed to bag jobs with over 14 companies that came for the placements.
One of the prisoners,Akshay,will be earning around Rs 25000 per month,when he leaves the high walls of Tihar. Another prisoner,Vikas,managed to bag four offers.
Sunil Kumar Gupta,spokesperson,Tihar,said. The placement drive was organised by Tihar jail administration in Jail No. 3. Vedanta Foundation,Agarwal Movers and Packers were some of the companies that participated.
Another inmate,Sablu Singh,was hired by Vedanta foundation. Sablu said his work,which begins next month,will be to visit different jails and teach prisoners tailoring.
All those who will be released from Tihar have been placed. We look forward to holding such campus placements in the future so that the prisoners can start their life afresh, Gupta said.
This was sixth round of on campus placement in Tihar. Till date 372 prisoners have been given job opportunities by several corporate houses,prisons officials said.