Three of the 30 disabled people, who attended the recruitment drive conducted by Suez India Pvt Ltd on Friday, on the International Day of Disabled Persons, obtained placement orders.
S Asha, 33, K R Kalaivani, 31 and K M Sharmila Banu, 35, received placement orders from corporation commissioner Raja Gopal Sunkara.
The firm is implementing the 24/7 drinking water project in 60 wards of the city corporation. The selected candidates will be placed in the customer facility centres.
The firm was looking for candidates with good communication skills and basic computer skills, an official said. “We plan to set up customer facility centres manned by disabled people to create awareness and empower them,” he said.
The recruitment drive was conducted jointly with We Are Your Voice, an NGO that aims to connect disabled people with employers.
As per the rule of three per cent reservation is adhered to strictly by the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act. There should be effective implementation of the Act.
The State government should explore the possibility of organising a special recruitment drive for persons the differently-abled in association with the corporate sector regularly and at frequent intervals to ensure that a wider spectrum of job opportunities is available to them.
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