Indian Outsourcing Firm Looks To Prison For Data Entry Work

Thursday May 13th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Some Indian prisoners aren't making license plates--they're working in IT.

ITNews: Indian outsourcing firm Radiant Info Systems has come up with a new plan for finding cheap labor. It has reached a deal with the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to hire 200 inmates to perform data entry, processing, and transmission tasks. For their work, prisoners will receive $2.20 a day.

"The idea is to ensure a good future for the educated convicts after they come out of jail," said CN Gopinath Reddy, director general of prisons in Andhra Pradesh. "With their experience of working in the BPO [business process outsourcing] in jail, any company will absorb them in future."

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