SHILLONG, May 24: Four differently abled persons have found employment in the value retail chain Vishal Mega Mart, this year.
According to Starwin Kharjana, president of the Khasi Disabilities Association, this was possible due to the help of the Khasi Student’s Union.
The Khasi Disabilities Association has also urged the various pressure groups to help persons with disabilities to get jobs in other companies like Pantaloon, Reliance Trends which have set up shops in the city.
According to Kharjana, The Rights of Persons with disabilities Act 2016, envisages 4 percent job reservation for persons with disabilities.
“Even though the salary may be below Rs 8000, but this has given them the oppurtunity to support themselves,” Kharjana added.
It may be mentioned that KSU’s Manly J Nongpluh, Chairman Employment & Generation Cell was instrumental in providing the four persons with disabilities with jobs in Vishal Mega Mart.