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Indian Bank to employ Tihar Jail inmates

Indian Bank will be employing Tihar Jail inmates with proven good conduct and qualifications in ‘non-sensitive’ positions at its branch in the prison. CMD of the bank T.M. Bhasin said the bank has been associated with Tihar Jail for the past several years and its branch there has a business of Rs 100 crore. A proposal to employ Tihar Jail inmates at non-sensitive positions in the branch has been approved and will soon be implemented, he added. According to a Tihar Jail spokesperson, inmates of the Semi-Open Prison (SOP) will get jobs like that of peon, security guard and computer operator per their educational qualifications. Prisoners who have a track record of good conduct and are physically and mentally fit are selected for SOP. To be eligible for stay in SOP, an inmate’s jail term should be between five and 12 years. So far SOP inmates were allotted work on Public Works Department’s projects inside the Tihar Jail complex or at the prison factory. The bank is already associated with a program in the jail called Tihar Coffee Table book.

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