BPL youth who are educated and yet unemployed will get an opportunity to learn necessary computer skills in order to improve their chances of acquiring a decent job. Anyone who is below the age of 35, belongs to the backward classes, and is unemployed in spite of being educated, is eligible to apply.
One challenge that the young people living below poverty line (BPL) face on a regular basis is the difficulty in getting the right employment opportunities.
In spite of some of them being educated, they fail to get a job due to lack of many necessary skills, including the knowledge of computers. To solve the issue and to turn these people into potential candidates for different companies, Meerut administration has launched a yearlong computer training programme where the youth will be trained at government recognised institutions.
Anyone below the age of 35, who belongs to backward class and is unemployed in spite of being educated, is eligible to apply for the course.
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In addition to the above requirements, the candidate’s family monthly income should not be more than Rs. 25,546 (urban areas) and Rs 19,884 (rural areas). The minimum qualification to enrol for the course is being a Class XII pass out.
The candidates will be trained in ‘O’ level course of DOEACC, which is equivalent to a foundation course in computer applications.
The programme is expected to help the unemployed youth in skill development and to increase their chances of getting a job.
After the completion of the computer application course at foundation level, they can earn up to Rs. 10,000 per month.
The course will be organised at institutes which are affiliated to the government’s Department of Electronics and Accreditation of Computer Courses (DOEACC). The applications need to be submitted to backward classes’ development officer in case someone wants to apply for the course.