[AI] IT sector starts shedding its differently abled resources.

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Wed Feb 20 04:04:55 EST 2008


True. In the absence of social security, assured jobs are one of the
best, if not the only means for the blind to lead a dignified life.
Things like self-employment and entrepreneurship can be endeavoured but
the failure will be catastrophic.

Subramani 



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[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Rajesh
Asudani
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:18 PM
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: Re: [AI] IT sector starts shedding its differently abled
resources.

a steady government job, in my view, with all its attendant evils is a
safe and sure bait for a disabled person-more so for a visually
impaired.

Call me radical if you like.

But we would be doing a great wrong in forsaking the fight for
reservation and accurate identification and equal opportunities without
any discrimination in government sector.

Totally blind, all over india, and more so in maharashtra, have nil
fresh job opportunities despite all legal and governmental harangues.


Rajesh

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[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Sudhir R
(NeSTIT)
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:49 PM
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: [AI] IT sector starts shedding its differently abled resources.


> Hi folks !
>
> Hope the list members recollect an issue I had raised about six months
back - about the so-called  new employers of the differently abled, the
IT & ITES companies, keeping the disabled resources on long periods of
contract, without confirming them.
>
> The ensuing discussion had centred on the benefits of the contract
system and how it was really progressive.  The issue was swept under the
carpet unlike other "serious" issues like discrimination by airlines
against the visually challenged, the mistakes in grammar in the list
postings, etc.
>
> Now that  the IT sector has started feeling the heat of the Rupee
appreciation and the US economic melt-down, the poor disabled  resources
have started getting contract termination notices.  Funnily, a
multinational behemoth which describes itself as an equal opportunity
employer and draws lot of media publicity from this is one of the first
to initiate action that might impact some of our own list members.
>
> There is little that we can do but sit and watch as the most important
social security mechanism available to the Indian blind, a steady job,
is kicked out from their grasp thanks to biased corporate policies.
While appreciating the fact that job mobility is the in-thing in a
globalised existence, let us not forget that the disadvantaged in India,
like us disabled, do not have an elaborate social security mechanism to
fall back on in such circumstances.
>
> Finally, when all the hype dies down, the only recourse to the
disabled who are not from well-heeled families may still be government
jobs and / or traditional sectors like teaching, vocational trades and
self-employment.
>
> Rgds
>
> RS
> M: 98 472 76 126
>
>
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