NEW Delhi: A job portal exclusively for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) was launched here on Wedbesday..
Through the National Job Portal, PwDs will be able to avail the different facilities such as self employment loan, education loan, skill training, link to scholarships and information about jobs in a single window platform.
“Government has given very high priority to skill training programme for persons with disabilities and has a target for skilling five lakh persons in next three years. The skill training will be provided by a network of 200 clusters of ‘Training Partners’ with financial assistance from government.
A time-bound action plan has been prepared for this purpose, the government will also pursue private sector for providing them job after the training,” Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said.
He said assistance for education and medical treatment has been given a big thrust by government. Recently, a scheme has been launched to plant an especial device for assistance to deaf and dumb children. So far, within one and half months, 305 children have been provided this device.
The Minister also said that government is also working on universal ID programme for persons with disabilities so that they can get facilities across the country on the production of the ID.
The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment had entrusted National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) to develop the national-level job portal.
The job portal www.disabilityjobs.gov.in, will go a long way to empower persons with disabilities by providing them all desired information for employment opportunities at one platform, Gehlot said.
Gehlot also launched a book on success stories of 100 PwD entrepreneurs who have come up in their life to be the true role models. The book “Yes We can” has been published by Penguin with the support of NHFDC.
At a different event organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Gehlot stressed that public and private sectors should come together to ensure mainstreaming of differently-abled as he urged industry to come forward and map and upgrade skills of PwDs. He asked the industry to support government initiatives and especially look at providing assistive devices and medical assistance for PwDs.