[AI] Union Bank of India releases Equal Opportunity Policy for PWD Staff Members

Kakarla Nageswaraiah nageswara1982 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 05:31:56 EST 2019

Dear Sir,
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Thanks and regards.

On 1/4/19, Rahul Gambhir <rahul.gambhir88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear List,
> Greetings to all on occasion of World Braille day. It gives me immense
> pleasure to inform you all  that, Union bank of India continuing their
> empowerment traverse for PWD  Staff members has come out with “UNION
> BANK OF INDIA EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY 2018-19”. The salient features
> of the policy are;
> •	The Equal Opportunity Policy covers all persons with disabilities in
> the Union Bank of India. They could be job applicants, full time/part
> time employees, interns/trainees, contractual employees, including
> temporary employees.
> •	The Policy will be renewed every year like other policies of the bank.
> •	the work environment is free from any discrimination against persons
> with disabilities;
> •	 a conducive environment, systems and processes are provided to
> persons with disabilities to perform their roles with excellence;
> •	 no opportunity of employment or promotion, etc., is denied to
> persons with disabilities, merely on ground of disability;
> •	the provisions in respect of Reservation of vacancies, Interchange
> of vacancies and maintenance of Vacancy based Roster in recruitment as
> well as in promotions in respect of persons with benchmark
> disabilities as required under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
> Act, 2016 and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 are
> complied;
> •	 appropriate relaxations and concessions for the purpose of
> recruitment, promotion and other matters relating to employment as
> applicable under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and
> the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 are extended to
> persons with disabilities;
> •	 appropriate amenities, benefits and facilities are provided to
> persons with disabilities to enable them to effectively discharge
> their duties in the establishment;
> •	 provision is made, as far as possible, to exempt employees with
> disabilities from rotational transfer policy or to extend preferential
> posting to employees with disabilities at the time of transfer /
> promotion;
> •	provision is made, as far as possible, for reasonable accommodation,
> for assistive devices and for barrier free environment to persons with
> disabilities;
> •	 a person with disability shall not be compelled to partly or fully
> pay the costs incurred for reasonable accommodation;
> •	persons with disabilities have adequate support and facilities to
> avail specific / relevant skill development training;
> •	 the Bank shall continuously comply with the standards of
> accessibility relating to physical environment, transport and
> communication technology, etc., as specified and reviewed under the
> Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and the Rights of
> Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 from time to time.
> •	 a Grievance Redressed mechanism for redressing the matters related
> to the employment of persons with disabilities is available
> In past also bank had taken numerous empowering strides for persons
> with disabilities. Such as;
> •	Special training program on JAWS for Visually Impaired Staff Members
> •	Special training program for Hearing Impaired Staff Members
> •	Released a Manual on accessing bank packages with JAWS
> •	All training centers are equipped with JAWS software for giving a
> level playing field to Visually Impaired staff members in regular
> training Programs.
> We are optimistic that this policy will be implemented in true spirit
> and will be instrumental in removing the bottle necks in area of
> accessibility and will provide an equal opportunity to PWD to
> contribute at their work place.
> Best Regards
> Rahul Gambhir
> Celebrating Louis Braille birthday Jan 4th.
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