‘Tiharians’ in great demand

Around 142 ex-Tihar inmates were picked up by private companies in a campus placement held by jail authorities.

Published: 28th January 2012 02:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:23 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: It seems that Tihar Jail, Asia’s biggest prison, got a shot in the arm since last year with the presence of high-profile inmates in its roster, all accused in the 2G and CWG scam, going by the demand for former prisoners in ‘campus’ placements.

Around 142 ex-Tihar inmates were picked up by private companies in a campus placement held by jail authorities, with three of them bagging a job each with a pay pack of Rs 3.6 lakh per annum on Thursday.

Among the job-finders were 13 women inmates who were hired by different companies. The jail authorities had introduced the campus placements for prisoners, who were released as part of the rehabilitation programme. Till now, 334 former prisoners had managed to find jobs in private companies.  

According to Tihar spokesperson Sunil Gupta,  five companies had come to conduct job interviews. Out of the 175 eligible candidates, 142 were selected.  The salary offered ranged from Rs 84,000 per annum to Rs 3.6 lakh per annum.

The companies that participated were Careercraft, Future Mason, Vedanat Foundation, Frontline and Ikaya Global. Three lucky inmates, Sahil Gulati, Hemant Kumar and Mohammad Asif, have been offered a pay pack of Rs 3.6 lakh per annum each.  

They were hired by consultancy firm Careercraft for different positions like marketing consultant, hardware and manager, Gupta said.

Frontline, a company into assets management and security, hired the maximum, 60 candidates, the spokesperson said. This clearly reflects that our inmates are talented and society is ready to accept them. In the three campus placements conducted last year, 192 inmates were absorbed by different companies, he said.


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