Approves model identify of Ujala Punjab for merchandise to be marketed by jail dept
Chandigarh– In a bid to unlock the untapped business potential of the jail industries and to generate sources, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday accorded authorised the Punjab Prisons Development Board’s (PPDB) proposal to arrange 12 retail outlets of Indian Oil Corporation on land owned by the jail division.
Chairing the primary assembly of the newly constituted PPDB, Captain Amarinder was knowledgeable that this venture, moreover giving employment to 400 launched prisoners, would generate an anticipated income of Rs. 40 lakhs per thirty days. Briefing the chief minister, the board’s Member Secretary, ADGP Prisons, Praveen Sinha, mentioned prisoners with good conduct would even be employed on the retail outlets and desire could be given to ladies prisoners.
The chief minister additionally granted approval to the model identify, Ujala Punjab, for all merchandise manufactured by jail inmates for advertising functions. Approval was additionally accorded to the board for taking up all of the factories established in jails, present initiatives being run in Punjab Prisons beneath PPP mode and business actions being finished at Open Jail Nabha.
Briefing the chief minister about of some of the business actions being undertaken in jails at current, Sinha mentioned merchandise like bedsheets, towels, mops, furnishings, stationary, soaps, phenyl and sanitizers might be manufactured in jail factories beneath the Board. Sinha urged the Chief Minister that these merchandise needs to be purchased instantly by numerous authorities departments as per present provisions in monetary guidelines. He mentioned the Board was additionally planning to arrange a corrugated packing containers manufacturing unit for assembly the calls for of Milkfed and Markfed. Approval was additionally granted to the Board to collaborate with numerous 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 beneath PPP mode and ability coaching could be supplied to 3000-4000 prisoners to make them employable in numerous ventures upon launch.
The Chief Minister additionally authorised the board’s proposal for tie ups with Punjab Technical and School Education departments for organising of ITIs contained in the jail and working National Open School/University programs, respectively, in jails to practice prisoners and make them employable, publish their launch. Sinha prompt that educated prisoners, who’ve two or extra years of imprisonment left, might be educated by the Education division to turn into lecturers for the opposite prisoners and assist them clear programs from Open School and Universities.
For making certain implantation of these initiatives, the chief minister additionally accorded approvals to the board’s proposals for hiring of consultants (technical instructors/advisors, accountants, and so on).
The chief Minister additionally authorised the proposal of non-official member, S.P.S. Oberoi, Managing Trustee, Sarbat Da Bhala Trust, to arrange 5 medical laboratories in jails for the use of prisoners. The value of organising this labs could be borne by the belief.
Those who attended the assembly included Cooperation and Jails Minister (*12*) Singh Randhawa, Principal Jails DK Tiwari, Principal Secretary Industries Alok Shekhar, Pricipal Secretary Technical Education Anurag Verma, Secretary Education Krishan Kumar.