Wednesday, July 27, 2011

52 Tihar inmates selected in fresh recruitment drive

New Delhi, July 27 (PTI) Buoyed by the success of the first recruitment drive inside the prison premises in February, Tihar jail authorities today conducted a fresh round of campus placement interviews in which 52 inmates were selected. A total of 90 inmates had appeared for the campus interviews. Of these 52 were selected by different companies. "This is the second time in a row that we have been able to conduct a campus placement for our eligible inmates successfully.During the first round five months back, 43 inmates were hired by different companies. "We had put across the profile of 90 inmates," Director General (DG) Tihar Prisons Neeraj Kumar said. "Of all the 52 inmates, Nishar Ahmed, a convict here has got the best offer," he said. Ahmed has been selected for the post of a tailor with Roman Garments with a monthly package of Rs 20,000. "The campus recruitment was conducted in Jail No.2.Five companies were here for the campus recruitment. They include Haldiram, Vedanta Foundation, GI pipes, Prado Security and Roman Garments amongst others. "90 professionally qualified inmates faced the campus interview," Sunil Gupta, spokesperson, Tihar Prisons said. "They have been selected for vacancies in the posts of different designations like manager, stenographer, driver, security guard, salesman, secretary etc. The salaries that all 52 have been offered range between Rs 7,500 to Rs 20,000,' Gupta added. Prado Security has selected a maximum number of candidates by hiring 25 inmates for their offices. This was followed by Haldiram, Vedanta Foundation, Roman Garments who selected ten each and six have been hired by GI Pipes.


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