Indian Companies Increasingly Employing People With Disabilities

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 30 September 2013, 09:11 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Talent sees no boundaries! Sky is the limit for people with ability to do great things. Gone are the days when a person’s physical ability dominated his mental strength.  Situations have changed and so is the mindset of people. Indian companies are showing a commendable shift of mindset as far as employment of specially-abled people is concerned, reports Reeba Zachariah & Anshul Dhamija of The Economic Times.

Although the population of people with disability is currently just 1 percent of the total Indian corporate workforce, the employment trend is sure to change. Most of the Indian companies have modified their infrastructure to accommodate employees who are specially-abled.  The presence of such talents can be found across different sectors but the traction is more in hotels, salons, food and beverage outlets and so on.

People like Ashutosh Parab, a speech and hearing impaired person is working as a banquet executive at a five-star hotel in Mumbai. Vishal Mishra, a physically disabled person from Bangalore, is now a proud Assistant Manager in the firm where he started as a designer. Even though in most organizations the number of physically disabled employees is usually less than one third of the total workforce, there are establishments where disabilities form the majority. EuroAble is a call centre that handles customer queries for Eureka Forbes and almost 98 out of its 100 employees are physically disabled.

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