Visually impaired bankers seek Union Minister intervention

Posted on 10 December, 2018

Visually impaired bankers seek Dr Jitendra’s intervention Posted on 27/09/2016 by Dailyexcelsior

Visually impaired bankers seek Dr Jitendra’s intervention Excelsior Correspondent NEW DELHI, Sept 26: A delegation of visually impaired bankers representing registered organization “Visually Impaired Bank Employees’ Welfare Association” (VIBEWA) met Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here and put across some of their grievances which, according to them, had been pending for a long time. They sought his personal intervention and also requested kind consideration from Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT). Members of the delegation thanked the Minister for having granted them appointment to listen to them, because one of their grievance was that they were not being given a proper and patient hearing. President of the Association, Rajesh Asudani said that visually impaired officials in the banking sector had organized themselves to work for maximizing the productivity and ensure an enabling work environment right from recruitment to retirement. The suggestions put forward by them, he said, were only meant to increase their output and enable them to put in their best to the maximum of their potential. In a representation addressed to the Minister, the members of delegation pointed out an existing huge backlog in the mandated 1% vacancy provision for the blind. This, they urged, to be filled up by employing more and more of the reserving aspirants from among the visually impaired. The representation submitted by the delegation also pointed to their lack of accessibility to existing sites and software. It suggested means of assisted technology to make it more facilitatory for the visually impaired. They also sought fair deal in matters of transfer and promotion for them. According to Rajesh Asudani, if the suggestions put across are followed on merit, this would help bring about a positive change for all the stakeholders. He requested that the issue may kindly be taken up by the Minister in DoPT. Dr Jitendra Singh gave a patient hearing to the members of delegation and said that he would forward the representation made by them for due consideration, examination and fair treatment to the best to the best possible extend