Punjab Jail Department, with the active assistance of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), will open retail outlets of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) across the Central Prison Premises in the State.
“An MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) would be inked with the IOC on June 3 in Patiala for the same,” said the state’s Jail Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday while interacting with the representatives of the Indian Oil Corporation.
Elaborating more, the Minister said that the land would be provided by the Government and the initial thrust would be to launch the project in Patiala, Ludhiana, Sangrur, Gurdaspur, Ferozepur, Hoshiarpur and Amritsar.
The Minister said that the initiative would result in providing job avenues in ample measures to the inmates as the retail outlets would comprise of petrol stations as well as the food courts. Read More