Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com
A group of visually impaired job seekers yesterday asked that the government provide equitable public sector job chances for disabled people.
They submitted three demands before today’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022.
The two other demands are: the government raising disability allowance to Tk 5,000 from Tk 850, and ensuring that people with disabilities get assistance during recruitment tests for government jobs.
They made the demands at a human chain in front of the National Press Club under the banner of “Chakuri Protyashi Drishti Protibondhi Graduates’ Parishad”.
The convener of the platform, Ali Hossain, said, “The government had assured us that they would make special arrangements for all physically disabled persons while cancelling the quota system in 2018. However, the those assurances have not been fulfilled.”
“The government gives us allowance of Tk 850 only, which is not sufficient as prices of all essential goods are high,” said Jannat Akter, member of the platform.