Recruitment under DDU-GKY Begins in Alappuzha District

Published: 21st April 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

ALAPPUZHA: The first phase of recruitment under the ambitious Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) commenced, here, on Monday.

Kochi-based Kitex Garments and Andhra Pradesh-based Redox Pharmaceuticals and Jagruti Foundation have recruited a total of 1,000 candidates on the initial day of the drive aimed at generating more employment opportunities in the country.

The selected persons will be provided placements at different units of the companies after imparting 3 to 12 months training in various skills. Post training, the company will accommodate the candidates with full salary adhering to the Central Government’s labour laws. During the training period, the government will provide food, accommodation and transportation free of cost to the selected youths. According to DDU-GKY state coordinator Abdul Azad, despite 2,575 vacancies only 1,000 candidates were eligible to be recruited on Monday.

“More aspirants are expected to get jobs in the selection drive to be held  in the coming days,” he said.

Kudumbashree is the state recruiting and monitoring agency of the project being implemented jointly by the Union Ministry of Rural Development and the state government. “Altogether 30 companies have been enrolled under the DDU-GKY so far. The recruitment will be held at various districts in the coming days. In Alappuzha alone, more than 6,300 candidates have been registered,” Azad said. While Kitex will commence the training programme for the selected candidates in Ernakulam from May first week, the Andhra Pradesh-based companies will begin the training programme in Vishakapattanam in the last week of May.   Alappuzha Additional District Magistrate T R Azad inaugurated the selection programme in Alappuzha.  Kudumbashree district coordinator I M Mohseen Koya and  P J Antony spoke.


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