Oct 16, 2006

Jail to Job

Campus Recruitment at Tihar Jail

A recruitment drive in underway at the Tihar prison, Delhi.

Kaushal Choudhary, charged with a murder and currently free on bail, was interviewed and recruited by DRS Logistics, a Hyderabad-based transport company, during his term in Tihar Jail.

The job of a field officer for a monthly salary of Rs 4,000 is like a dream for the 26-year-old, who spent nearly five years behind bars.

Besides Choudhary, Sanjaya Kumar Dingra, an accused in a murder case who was acquitted by a court recently, has joined the transport company as a painter with a pay of over Rs 3,000 a month.

The company has offered to recruit 50 prisoners a year for posts like supervisor, computer operator, driver, helper, cleaner, painter and officer, sources in Tihar Jail told PTI.

The jail authorities recommended the duo for the jobs on the basis of their conduct inside the prison.

I just hope the sanctity of the process remains and jail authorities don't give false recommendations in exchange for bribes ! [Hat-tip: Achyut Menon]