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Tata Steel Foundation enables one-of-its-kind training for prison guards

Jamshedpur , September 18, 2019

As part of its Skilling programme, Tata Steel Foundation has organised a three-day residential training and capacity-building programme for prison guards from September 18-20, 2019. This is the first-of-its-kind programme, in collaboration with Prayas, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai aimed at promoting well-being of both prison guards as well as inmates.

The programme was inaugurated today at Tribal Culture Centre, Sonari by Mr. Sathyendra Choudhary (Superintendent Ghagidih Central Jail), Mr. Vikas Kadam (Senior Social Worker, Prayas Mumbai), Mr. Debdoot Mohanty (Head CSR – Jharkhand & New Projects, Tata Steel) and Captain Amitabh (Head – Skill Development, Tata Steel).

A total of 25 prison guards representing central jails from Dumka, Hazaribagh, Ranchi, Palamu and Jamshedpur have been nominated to attend this workshop. It is in line with the Foundation's engagement with capacity enhancement of prison inmates at Ghagidih Central Jail at Jamshedpur. During the course of the engagement, it was learnt that the prison guards play a critical role in the larger rehabilitation process within a correction home. A training module was therefore developed for prison guards.

The three-day training programme, focussing on both personal as well as professional development of prison staff, aims to impart a deeper understanding of rehabilitation of inmates. This would lead to   improvement in inter-personal relationships with inmates and their families, enhancing sensitivity towards working with women and children, augmenting awareness on judicial laws and regulations and spread of awareness on rehabilitation measures through education and vocational training for inmates.

About Prayas
Prayas is a field action project of the Centre for Criminology and Justice, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, initiated in 1990. Over the years, it has developed its focus on service delivery, networking, training, research and documentation, and policy change with respect to custodial/institutional rights and rehabilitation of socio-economically vulnerable individuals and groups. Prayas works with the objective of social work intervention within the Criminal Justice System with the aim of preventing further criminalization and victimization of persons who have become involved in crime or prostitution.

About Tata Steel                         
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator  (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow

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