Graduate beggars found in Hyderabad, offered jobs

Further, the department announced that the commerce graduate has now been hired as a computer operator and the other one was hired as an assistant therapist in prison department's Ayurvedic Hospital.? Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 23, 2017, 10.47 AM (IST)

In an unexpected case, the prison department in Hyderabad has found two beggers who have been claimed qualified enough to get jobs, reports said on Saturday. 

The department informed that one beggar was a commerce graduate while the other one was a therapist. 

Further, the department announced that the commerce graduate has now been hired as a computer operator and the other one was hired as an assistant therapist at its Ayurvedic Hospital. 

The pair will be paid an amount of Rs 12,000 per month and are undergoing training at present. 

Speaking to ANI, Dhananjaya, Jailor and Incharge of Ayurvedic Hospital, Chanchalguda prison, said, "Uday Kumar and Murgan was picked by prison staff while they were begging on the roads and shifted to Anand Ashram, later we got to know that Uday Kumar is a BCom (Computers) degree holder and Murgan already worked as a therapist in the massage centre. On the basis of their interests and skills, the Director General of Police Prisons has given orders to provide employment to them."

"For Uday Kumar we provided a computer operator job and for Murgan as he is having experience in massage centre as a therapist we have appointed him as an assistant therapist. They are under training now and we are paying Rs 12,000 per month to each and providing all the deciliters to them," he said. 

According to prisons department officials, 33-year-old Uday Kumar of LB Nagar was caught by GHMC officials while begging on streets. 

Around 585 beggars have been shifted from traffic junctions and religious places to the rehabilitation centres, officials said.