Mumbai: On the back of a growing awareness in employing Persons with Disabilities (PwD), the IT industry is expected to double their number in FY16. In FY15, the sector employed 2.48 lakh people, of whom about 1 per cent were disabled.
Under the United Nations International Observances Day, December 3 is recognised as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. India ratified the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2007.
“Next year, the hiring of disabled persons is expected to double as the IT industry is especially sensitive to recognising and addressing the basic issues faced by such people. A lot of IT Business Process Management (BPM) companies have been hiring persons with disabilities for a long time now, with some companies such as SAP having separate hiring programmes for a specific category, autism,” Shrikant Sinha, Chief Executive Officer at Nasscom Foundation said.
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