Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana(DDU-GKY)

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen kaushalya yojana(DDU-GKY) Awarded a project for skill building to Accuster Technologies in Bihar

DDU-GKY is a MoRD (Government of India) sponsored scheme being implemented with the states coordination throughout in India for skill building Projects where the projects will be awarded to NGOs and other social enterprises. As a part of its ongoing effort to improve skills of unemployed youth in the state of Bihar, a project was awarded to Accuster Technologies.

Accuster Technologies Pvt Ltd is a Delhi based social enterprise established by Mr Amit Bhatnagar in the year 2009. Accuster is involved in manufacturing medical equipment such as Mobile Lab and Labike, which would help to undertake preventive health screening check-up. These medical equipment can be used anywhere in any part of the world.

Under the DDU-GKY project, Accuster technologies would provide training to youth in the state of Bihar under the age group of 18 to 35 years. As outlined in the project documents, the project will be implemented for 3 years, where training and placement to 400 rural youth would take place. It is worth mentioning that youth would be selected from families, who are below the poverty line (BPL) from in 4 districts comprising of Munger, Siwan, Saharsa and Begusarai. The skills that youth would undergo training would be Phlebotomy and Medical Lab Technology.

For getting trained under this project, Accuster Technologies is inviting applications from youth within the age group of 18 to 35 years. It is to be noted that any student who is an under graduate or below 10th standard or even those who working in menial jobs with basic educational qualification.

Eligible candidates for this training are rural BPL candidate those have worked for 15 days (within last 1 year) under the MGNEREGA scheme of Government of India (himself or any family member), members of self-help groups (SHGs). As regards to the age, relaxation has been given to women, persons with disabilities, victims of human trafficking and other vulnerable groups.

Under the scheme, whoever gets enrolled have to attend classes min. 8 hrs per day and need to complete all tasks & assignments every day.

The Project is especially framed towards diversification of incomes of disadvantaged groups, including the following,

  • Women-: Accuster Technologies want to help women who want to improve their life.
  • Persons belonging to particularly vulnerable tribal groups(PVTGs)
  • Persons with disabilities(PWDs)
  • Transgender and other special groupscovering rehabilitated bonded labour, victims of trafficking, manual scavengers, trans-genders, people with HIV positive amongst others.

For DDU-GKY, Bihar (as per state government), we ensure social inclusion through:

  • 31 % funds earmarked for SCs
  • 3% for ST candidates
  • 13% for minority groups,
  • 33% would be women in each training program

Categories of Candidates Minimum Coverage

Category SC ST Minorities Women Transgender PwD Special Group
Bihar 31.00% 3.00% 13.00% 33.00%      
Total Candidate 124 12 52 132 0 0 0

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