Bangalore, India, June, 2017 -- Hinduja Global Solutions Limited (HGS) (Listed on NSE & BSE, India) was recognized for being the Best Champion Employer for 2016-2017 under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) program by the Indian Government’s Ministry of Rural Development. HGS recruited almost 2,000 rural youth across Mysuru, Guntur, Siliguri and Durgapur under DDU-GKY, the highest number of people recruited by a corporate under this program.
The DDU-GKY program is part of the Ministry’s National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), and aims to cater to the career aspirations of rural youth and add diversity to the incomes of rural poor families. The vision is to transform poor rural youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce. The program has successfully skilled five lakh youth since 2014-15 till March 2017 and helped them gain employment across various industries.
Speaking on the development, Anthony Joseph, President – Human Resources, HGS said, "HGS has always strived to help less privileged youth, especially those in tier II and tier III cities, to achieve their dreams and move ahead in life through great careers in the BPM industry. We are proud to have influenced the lives of about 2,000 rural youth through opportunities to learn and grow as part of our association with the DDU-GKY program. We look forward to further enhance this partnership in coming years."
James Job, Vice President - Talent Acquisition, HGS received the award from Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar, Honorable Minister for Rural Development in New Delhi on 19th June, 2017 on behalf of HGS.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Date Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017
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