Article relating to skills and employment of persons with disabilities in the UN convention, legislation and Policies
National Skill development Policy 2011: Persons with Disabilities
a. A strategy will be developed by a special advisory committee of the NSDC to increase the participation of persons with disabilities in skills development programs;
b. Institutional facilities will be upgraded to provide access to training for disabled students;
c. Managers and instructors of training institutions will receive training on how to work with students with disabilities;
d. Customized curriculum and delivery methods will be developed for people with disabilities in agreed priority occupations and skill sets;
e. Reasonable accommodation will be made in delivery and assessment for those who have a disability to provide the opportunity for them to acquire the skills and perform at the required level;
f. An overall target of 5% of enrollments for people with disabilities across all skill development programs;
g. Students with a disability will have access to counseling on training and employment options; and
h. Familiarization training on the employment and training of PWD will be delivered to key agency staff acquire the skills and perform at the root.
Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities Act 2013
Article 10: Employment
A. Under proper policy, appropriate work field will be detected in public and private sectors for persons with disabilities and their employment opportunity will be created on priority basis. In this connection, the private entrepreneurs should be provided special tax exemption facility with prior approval of the National Revenue Board
D. Arrangement of appropriate atmosphere and reasonable accommodation for making comfortable workplace for the persons with disabilities.
E. Relax the certain age limit and to reserve appropriate quota for persons with disabilities in the process of appointment in the government, semi- government, statutory organizations and local authorities subject to the policy of the government.
F. Small but important work for the production will be identified according to the ability of the persons with disabilities and to generate their employment into work.
United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Article 27: Work and employment
1. States parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to work, on an equal basis with others; this includes the right to the opportunity to gain a living by work freely chosen or accepted in a labour market and work environment that is open, inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities. States parties shall safeguard and promote the realization of the right to work, including for those who acquire a disability during the course of employment, by taking appropriate steps, including through legislation, to, inter alias:
a. Prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability with regard to all matters concerning all forms of employment, including conditions of recruitment, hiring and employment, continuance of employment, career advancement and safe and healthy working conditions;
b. Protect the rights of persons with disabilities, on an equal basis with others, to just and favourable conditions of work, including equal opportunities and equal remuneration for work of equal value, safe and healthy working conditions, including protection from harassment, and the redress of grievances;
c. Ensure that persons with disabilities are able to exercise their labour and trade union rights on an equal basis with others;
d. Enable persons with disabilities to have effective access to general technical and vocational guidance programmes, placement services and vocational and continuing training;
e. Promote employment opportunities and career advancement for persons with disabilities in the labour market, as well as assistance in finding, obtaining, maintaining and returning to employment;
f. Promote opportunities for self-employment, entrepreneurship, the development of cooperatives and starting one’s own business;
g. Employ persons with disabilities in the public sector;
h. Promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the private sector through appropriate policies and measures, which may include affirmative action programmes, incentives and other measures;
i. Ensure that reasonable accommodation is provided to persons with disabilities in the workplace;
j. Promote the acquisition by persons with disabilities of work experience in the open labour market;
k. Promote vocational and professional rehabilitation, job retention and return-to-work programmes for persons with disabilities.
3. States parties shall ensure that persons with disabilities are not held in slavery or in servitude, and are protected, on an equal basis with others, from forced or compulsory labour a disability