Finding employment is often very difficult for persons with disability. Even with reservations provided to them, it is not very easy on them to find a suitable job. There are a total of 12.9 million persons with disabilities in the country. If such a large number of people are not able to contribute to the economy, it can cause a huge dent to it.
Launch of Rozgar Sarathi Job Portal for PwDs
PwDs often are fiercely independent and have a huge potential to be productive members of the society. Recognising the trait, at the 8th National Conference on Disability hosted by Sarthak Educational Trust and National Abilympics Association of India, Shri. Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways) launched Sarthak’s Rozgar Sarathi online job portal (https://www.rozgarsarathi.org/) which will provide private as well as government jobs for Persons with Disabilities (PwD’s). The portal enables people with visual impairments access the website using assistive technologies, such as screen readers.
Sarthak Educational Trust
Sarthak Educational Trust has been working since 2008 and in the last 13 years has successfully reached out to 4% (0.8 million) of disabled populace in India and Trained – 34,300 and Placed – 23,450 PwDs to let them excel in their fields and inspire many. Several national and global experts took part in the 2 day event and brought together knowledge and practical wisdom towards the disability inclusivity movement in the country
Job Fair for PwDs
Speaking on the occasion, Honourable Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari said, “Disabled people have a wonderful capacity, we need to extract the best of them and NGO like Sarthak is doing good work. For the people who are divyang, it is very difficult to survive, hence it’s a duty of society to give them employment and sustainable life. It’s the time of the country to lend a helping hand and give them an appropriate vision. We need thousands of such organisations that are working towards social consciousness. Sarthak is giving professional guidance to sustain their life and I extend my support to this service of divyang, which is like service to God.”
A massive virtual Job fair was held on the portal during the launch, which saw the participation of top recruiters from the country like Flipkart, Amazon, Vishal mega mart, ICCS, Reliance Fresh, Magus, Big basket, Wipro, Startek, IndiaMart Intermesh Ltd, Genpact, Accenture, Reliance trends, Cognizant and more from government & semi-government organizations.
Tech for PwDs
Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog, while speaking at the inaugural panel said, “Technology can be a powerful tool but will face an ethical challenge for humanity. Tools like artificial intelligence & machine learning will replace humans. Hence, divyangs to lead & be role model in future to come and focus on how to go beyond and shine in challenging times. We also urge Sarthak Educational Trust to have an outreach at 112 districts with early detection centres. NITI Aayog is keen to take the entire agenda forward for the service towards divyang and help direct our attention to vulnerable classes in rural India”
Dr. Jitender Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Sarthak Educational Trust said, “Sarthak came up with a Rozgar Sarathi- Job Portal for Persons with disabilities (One stop solution for all private sector, public sector and government jobs for Persons with disability), and mobile App for Divyangjan – CapSarathi, which has all information related to Disability and will be especially useful for reaching out the rural Divyangjan. Sarthak is also coming up with Sarthak Global Resource Center for Persons with disability in Gurugram- a solution for all disability-related concerns”.
While speaking about the Disability employment situation in a nutshell he added, “The average percentage of employment of people with disabilities in the public sector is 0.54 per cent; in the private sector: 0.28 per cent; and in the multinationals: 0.05 per cent. Despite 4% reservation in Government jobs for certain persons or class of persons with benchmark disability, not even half the number is met. By 2025, Sarthak Educational Trust aims to provide employment to 1million Divyang youth from rural & urban india”