First BPO in jail in Andhra Pradesh
India’s first Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) facility inHyderabad’s Cherlapally Central jail will become a reality with the Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday giving its approval to the proposal. The Chief Minister K. Rosaiah gave the green signal for the proposal at a meeting called to discuss a draft bill to use the services of convicts for social activities.
As part of jail reforms and to provide income generating opportunities to prisoners, the government decided to allow private industry including BPOs to set up their units in prisons.
Under the public-private partnership, the Bangalore-based Radiant Info Systems Ltd will set up the unit, to be manned by educated convicts. Out of 2,000 inmates in the Cherlapally jail, the authorities will shortlist 250 convicts. They will be trained for few months before the BPO starts its operations.