Honing skills of prisoners in Central Jails
Prisoners in Central Jails will get an opportunity to polish their skills.
Prisoners in Central Jails of Rajasthan will now be given the opportunity to hone their skills during their term of imprisonment. As per reports, ITI centres will be opened for the prisoners so that they can develop their skills and start a new life once their term in prison is over.
Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Alwar, Kota, Bharatpur and Sri Ganganagar jails are about to start this innovative method to make the prisoners aware of importance of crime free life. The ITI centres will enable the prisoners to follow their area of talent and make good use of it.
Probably next financial year will see Udaipur jail imparting training on motor-mechanic skills and also courses on electrical engineering. These courses will be approved and authentic courses for entry into any company since the prisoners will be provided with a diploma.
A detailed survey was done in jails of these 7 districts before finalising the courses. Each prisoner’s interest was carefully observed which enabled the authorities to finalise the subjects required for training. A report has been sent to State Government. Courses will commence when government gives its approval and finalises a budget for the same.
This is basically being done after observing that a number of prisoners expressed their desire to lead a normal life after their term of imprisonment is over. Based on their genuine wish, their skills were observed and the idea of having an ITI centre in jail was discussed so that training can be imparted while these prisoners are serving their term.