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Prisoners in Tihar Prison are now getting work after their studies. In the prison, training in catering establishments has been started for the detainees. On Thursday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena inaugurated the programs for the development of prisoners’ skills in various professions. During his speech, the Lieutenant Governor said that every prisoner has the potential to reform.
Using this ability, the prisoners make a vow that they will not come back to prison. On this occasion, the lieutenant governor directed the prison administration to better market the products made by the prisoners. An efficient system must be created for this. When people start using the products they made, they will know the potential of the captives.
This skills development program is organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana, National Urban Livelihood Mission. An agency has been selected for the training. As part of the training, the prisoners receive courses in the field of catering. 1020 prisoners will use this course. For this, a batch of 30-30 prisoners is made.
Priority is given in the course to inmates who are released from prison shortly after completing the course. The aim is that the prisoners will also get a job after training, when they come out of prison. The companies have assured that they will provide employment for 70 percent of the trained prisoners. A placement fair is also organized in the prison for this purpose.
Exemption from punishment of 67 prisoners with good behaviour
During the program, pardon was announced for 67 detainees. Prison officials said these inmates have been given exemptions for good behavior, according to the prison handbook. Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar said such an announcement would motivate other detainees to behave well.