New Delhi: Former Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was recently sentenced to one-year rigorous imprisonment in a 1988 road rage death case will work as a clerk at the Patiala Central jail.
As per reports, Sidhu will work from his cell and won't step outside following his security concerns.
However, Sidhu will be trained for three months and during training, he will be taught to compile files related to court judgments and prison records.
After the completion of his training, he will be eligible for a daily wage of Rs 40 to Rs 90, and his salary will be deposited into his bank account.
Notably, prisoners are categorized as unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled and are being paid as per their skills. Unskilled and semi-skilled prisoners get Rs 40 and Rs 50 per day, respectively, while skilled prisoners get Rs 60 per day.
Convicted criminals can work eight hours a day and their charges are borne by the government.
Meanwhile, the security of the Sidhu's barracks has been beefed up and five wardens have been instructed to keep an eye on Sidhu.
Apart from this, the Medical Board has prepared a diet chart for the jailed Sidhu.
The cricketer-turned-politician was sentenced to one year's rigorous imprisonment on May 19 by the Supreme Court in the 1988 road rage case. Following the SC's verdict, Sidhu surrendered before the trial court in Patiala on May 20.