155 Released Ex-Prisoners Get Employment In Job Fair In Telangana

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The job fair was aimed at providing livelihood to the released prisoners. (Representational)

Hyderabad:

A total of 155 released prisoners have been selected for employment in various positions such as marketing executives and drivers, at a job fair conducted by the Telangana Prisons department.

Twelve companies, including Flipkart and HDFC, participated in the "Job Mela-2018" organised on Saturday at the State Institute of Correctional Administration in the city and attended by 230 released prisoners (both convicts and undertrial) from 31 districts.

Of this, as many as 155 were selected for employment as drivers, technicians, house-keeping, electricians, marketing executives, helpers and others, an official release said.

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The job fair was aimed at providing livelihood to the released prisoners and ensure that they do not commit crimes again, it said.

After the formation of Telangana state in June 2014, the state prisons department had been implementing several innovative schemes and programmes such as skill development, loans to prisoners and employment for transforming the lives of inmates.

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