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Half of people with disabilities population in India employable: Report | India News

NEW DELHI: Right policies and strategic shift can enhance employment opportunities for people with disabilities with around half of them in India having potential to be employed, according to market intelligence firm Unearthinsight. According to a report released by Unearthinsight, India has almost 3 crore people with disability (PwD) population of which around 1.3 crore is employable but only 34 lakh of them have been employed across organised, unorganized sector, government led schemes and self-employed.
“The country has a potential worker bandwidth of 3.4 lakh non-tech graduates, polytechnic and diploma holders who could be skilled and brought into mainstream services sector and knowledge industry to push per capita income,” the report said.
About 17,000 PwD students graduate in engineering or computer science and aligned streams, out of which the IT services sector employs around 8,000 PwD employees whereas software product has around 5,500 and the alternate tech talent.
“Technology and retail are leading the way in skilling and creating employment opportunities for the PwD talent pool. The organized Retail sector employs over 13,000 PwD professionals whereas over 8,000 PwD professionals are employed by the technology sector,” the report said.
In the technology sector, TCS and Accenture are larger employers of PwD talent in India’s IT services sector while SAP and Microsoft lead the high skilled tech PwD talent in software product industries in India.
Banking and financial services sector is an emerging employer for PwD talent wherein SBI is the largest employer of PwD in the back-office and front-office jobs, it added. UnearthInsight founder and CEO Gaurav Vasu said that the contemporary business strategy towards the expansion of the talent pool is focused on realizing the ideals of diversity and inclusion at the workplaces.
“There is a long way to go, as India is sitting on a huge PwD talent pool that can play an important role. With the right policy and strategy shift, there is a real chance that we work towards raising employability rates among the PwD population,” Vasu said.

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