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    Companies make efforts to support employees with disabilities

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    As the world marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Tuesday, MNCs in India and local cos are moving beyond just setting up infrastructure and lip service to making inroads into championing the cause of disabled employees, by providing leadership opportunities, mentorship and making interventions to help chalk out their career progression.

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    BENGALURU | KOLKATA: Global consulting and technology firm Accenture this year put 41-year-old Robert George on a programme whereby he is provided with mentors, targeted training and coaching to help chalk out a career path.

    The technical architect manager at the company, whose team of 30-35 employees works for a large international banking client, is paralysed chest down. George is one of several differently abled employees who are undergoing similar programmes at Accenture India.

    As the world marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) on Tuesday, multinationals in India and local companies are moving beyond just setting up infrastructure and lip service to making inroads into championing the cause of disabled employees, by providing leadership opportunities, mentorship and making interventions to help chalk out their career progression.

    “Disability as a conversation has always been restricted to hiring, and there has so far been limited discussion about progression or development,” said Reeti Dubey, the inclusion lead at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in India.

    One employee with visual impairment at RBS in India came up with an idea to enhance leadership engagement and connect within the organisation through some interventions.
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