The Factory

The Jail Factory is located in Central Jail No.2, Tihar, New Delhi. It was setup in the year 1961 with the objective to engage prison inmates in productive work. Over the period of time, there has been manifold growth in the scope and activities of the Jail Factory.

At present, Tihar Jail Factory has a Carpentry, Weaving (Handloom & Powerloom), Tailoring, Chemical, Handmade Paper, Commercial Art and Bakery units. The Bakery unit is known as Tihar Baking School. A very high level of cleanliness and hygiene is maintained in all manufacturing units. The Jail administration also runs various vocational & technical training programmes for skill development, reformation & rehabilitation of prison inmates in these units. A new Shoe-making unit was started in December 2009 under Public-Private Partnership model. The products manufactured in Jail Factory are sold under the brand name of "TJ's".

The Jail Factory is professionally managed by the prison inmates themselves under the guidance of technical experts & instructors. The prison inmates working in the Factory are provided with wages at the rates decided by the Government of Delhi. Twenty Five percent (25%) of the wages earned by these inmates goes towards the Victim Welfare Fund, which is used to provide compensation to the victims & their families.

The Jail Factory employs around 700 inmates in its various units. There has been a consistent increase in the number of inmates employed in the jail factory over the years.

Owing to the exceptional quality & reasonable prices, TJ's products are rapidly gaining popularity amongst general public as well as government & private organisations. The aggressive marketing strategy to make our products available to the public all around Delhi & NCR has been vastly successful, resulting in a considerable increase in turnover of the Jail Factory over the years.


TJ's products are manufactured under strict quality control & internationally approved standards in Tihar Jail Factory. It has been awarded various international standard certifications, such as:

  • ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System)
  • ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System)
  • ISO 18001:2007 (Occupational Health And Safety Management System)
  • ISO 22000:2005 (Food Safety Management System)

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