Chandigarh: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday accorded approval to a proposal by the Punjab Prisons Growth Board (PPDB) to arrange 12 shops of Indian Oil Company on land owned by the prisons division. Chairing the primary assembly of the newly-constituted PPDB, Amarinder was knowledgeable by the officers that this challenge, apart from giving employment to 400 launched prisoners, would generate an anticipated income of Rs 40 lakh per 30 days.
Briefing the chief minister, the board’s Member Secretary and ADGP Prisons, Praveen Sinha, mentioned prisoners with good conduct can be employed on the shops and choice can be given to girls prisoners.
The chief minister additionally granted approval to the model title, ‘Ujala Punjab’, for all merchandise manufactured by jail inmates, a state authorities assertion mentioned.
Approval was additionally accorded to the board for taking on all of the factories established in jails, present initiatives being run in Punjab prisons below PPP mode and industrial actions being carried out on the open jail in Nabha.
Briefing the chief minister, Sinha mentioned merchandise like bedsheets, towels, mops, furnishings, stationery, soaps and sanitizers might be manufactured in jail factories below the board.
Sinha steered to the chief minister that these merchandise needs to be purchased straight by varied authorities departments as per present provisions.
He mentioned the board was additionally planning to arrange a corrugated containers manufacturing unit for assembly the demand of cooperatives Milkfed and Markfed.
Approval was additionally granted to the board to collaborate with varied Punjab authorities departments for provide of merchandise made in jail factories.
Sinha mentioned to make these initiatives commercially viable and worthwhile, many items shall be arrange below PPP mode and talent coaching can be supplied to three,000-Four,000 prisoners to make them employable in varied ventures upon launch.
The chief minister additionally okayed the board’s proposal for tie ups with Punjab technical and college schooling departments for establishing of Industrial Coaching Institutes contained in the prisons and operating Nationwide Open College/College programs, respectively, in jails to coach prisoners and make them employable put up their launch.
Sinha steered that educated prisoners, who’ve two or extra years of imprisonment left, might be educated by the schooling division to turn into lecturers for the opposite prisoners and supplied assist to clear programs from Open College and Universities. SUN ABM ABM