Visually-impaired people demand jobs

Staff Correspondent

21 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Visually impaired job seekers on Monday put forward a six-point demand, including giving them a guarantee of employment.

They placed their demand at a discussion styled “Elimination of the barriers of visually impaired persons to joining jobs” at Jatiya Press Club in the capital city.

Chakuri Protassi Dristi Protibondhi Graduate Parishad, a platform for visually impaired job seekers, arranged the event.

Their other demands include special recruitment for the visually impaired from grade IX to grade XX in all government, autonomous, semi-autonomous and non-government jobs, subsection B of Dhaka University Dictation Policy 25 have to be complied with in government, autonomous, semi-autonomous and non-government recruitment examination and graduates with visual impairment have to be given an allowance of Tk 10,000 until they get jobs.

Speaking on the occasion, State Minister for Social Welfare Sharif Ahmed said, “The present government is friendly to visually impaired people. The government will act to end all the problems relating to the employment.”

He also assured them of fulfilling all of their demands.

Advisor to the platform Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury Kiron said, “Recently, a circular to recruit 45 resource teachers in 64 districts was published for visually impaired persons. But those who are not visually impaired can also take part in the exam, which means that there is almost no chance for the visually impaired to be appointed.”

Among others, convener of the platform Md Ali Hossain and joint convener Nazmus Sakib spoke.