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Tata Steel Foundation led training programme for prison guards at Jamshedpur concludes successfully

Jamshedpur, September 21, 2019

The three-day residential training and capacity-building programme for prison guards concluded successfully yesterday. It was organised by Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) in collaboration with Prayas, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai from September 18-20, 2019. The concluding function was attended by Mr Sathyendra Choudhary (Superintendent Ghagidih Central Jail) and Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel.

A total of 25 prison guards representing central jails from Dumka, Hazaribagh, Ranchi, Palamu and Jamshedpur are part of the residential training programme which took place at Tribal Culture Centre, Sonari. Emerging out of the sustained set of skill development initiatives that TSF has been deploying in Ghagidih Central Jail at Jamshedpur since August 2018, the training module was formulated keeping in mind the essential requirements of a strong, sensitive and positive approach to work.

The importance of rehabilitation and action planning by prison authorities formed key components of the programme. During the session, the groups covered aspects including education, vocational training, encouragement of his inborn skills, family connect and support from the State for an overall and meaningful rehabilitation of prison inmates. In addition to the technical knowledge, the training provided a space to understand concepts of self-management, anger management and team work and understanding the mindset of people. The Soft Skill Training helped to work on the mindset and behaviour of the participants.

Speaking to the participants, Mr Chanakya Chaudhary said: “Much in line with the vision of our Founder, we believe that growth is more organic and wholesome when all components are touched upon. Prison reform is a sensitive subject, and each one of you play a critical role at that. It is therefore our endeavor to ensure that we stand by your effort through meaningful, knowledge-driven collaboration. In the coming days, we look forward to taking this programme to larger groups that will, in turn, create a positive mindset in our society in the long run.”

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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