Those who always believed that a criminal will always remain criminal may find it little hard to grasp that a citizen’s criminal tendencies can be cured through right guidance, and making him or her become a productive member of society.
It may sound hard to grasp but criminal offenders too can be reformed into functioning members of society. That’s exactly what a police station in Delhi’s Kirti Nagar is doing. The police station reforms minor criminal offenders and even provides jobs to them.
So far the police station has changed the lives of many hardened criminals by giving them jobs under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
For the last three months, the police station has trained over 250 youth belonging to poor families and those who are first time offenders.
On November 23, a job fair was organised at Barrack Number 209 at the police station. One such person, who was caught one year back for theft, also came for the interview. He had done a three month course in hardware maintenance. Likewise Rama (name changed) got a job in a hospital. Rama was in jail in the matter related to death of her husband.
According to Anil Sharma, SHO of Kirti Nagar police station, the response from the youth has been encouraging. As per the data from PMKVY, nearly 30.67 lakh candidates underwent training till the first week of July 2017 under the government scheme, and 2.9 lakh persons got placed.