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Job for Disabled Handicapped

Disabled persons need jobs for livelihood…

Nearly 100 million Indians are disabled in some form or other: visually-impaired,  mobility challenged, hearing / speech disabled and mentally challenged. Despite 3% of all Government jobs being reserved for disabled persons and despite private sector striving to provide employment to the physically impaired, only a small fraction among the disabled actually have jobs. This is a poignant situation because like everyone else, the disabled too need jobs for dignified living.

Recently Parliament hiked job quota to 4% and increased the number of recognised disabilities to 21, which include acid attack and Parkinson's disease. The Government would also be introducing a 'Universal Identity Card for the Disabled' to enable the disabled to avail benefits without any hitch.

Studies have revealed that PWD (Persons with Disabilities) have high level of loyalty and dedication towards their employers. Hopefully we will see many more EWD (Employees with Disabilities) in the corporate sector in times to come. Companies active in employing PWDs include Jubiliant FoodWorks, IBM India, EY, Dell, Accenture India, SAP Labs, Flex etc. These and other companies are also working to sensitise their employees so that unconscious biases about differently-abled people are removed. 

How should the physically impaired go about to get a job?

There are many NGOs who are working to alleviate the problems that the handicapped face. Specifically, the NGOs who help disabled get employment, are covered in the Resources section below.

The major task for these NGOs is to improve the employability skills of the disabled. This is achieved by providing training in English language, computer usage, office routine, vocational training etc. Training schools have been set up where the handicapped are exposed to short-term training modules.

On completion of training, efforts are made by the NGOs to place the persons with private sector companies who receive incentives from Government on employing the disabled. The NGOs also encourage self-employment by the persons if the trade or skill learnt can be practiced independently on their own.

The NGOs try to secure jobs not just for persons who receive in-house training, but also for other disabled persons who approach them.

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PAMENCAP (Parents Association for the Mentally Handicapped Persons)

At their school for mentally challenged children, students also undergo training in different vocations such as candle making, paper bag making, greeting cards making, tailoring, screen printing, operating STD/PCO Centre etc.

Plot No.132, Vasavinagar, Karkhana, Secunderabad 500015

040-2774 2237, 2774 0004

20 Training Centres in 11 States


Youth4Jobs sets up placement-linked skilling centres for youth with disability. Youth enrolled are with disbailities like loco-motor, speech & hearing, low vision and blindness. Most of the youth are from rural areas and all are from poor families. Y4J also helps companies build an inclusive workforce.

Tapan Kumar Das, Gopal Garg

040-2333 1213, 098499 00801, 099499 95202

All India

National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC)

They promote entrepreneurship among the disabled by providing loans for the proposed self-employment venture. Prior to that, if training is required NHFDC will provide stipend during the training period. Also have schemes for educational loans and scholarships. All schemes of NHFDC are run by State Corporations / agencies, whose address can be found on the website.

011-4508 8638, 4054 1355, 4580 3730

All India (Various Locations)

Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd.

This hotel chain actively seeks job applications from persons with disabilities such as speech and hearing impaired, orthopedically handicapped, visually impaired (VI) and intellectual disabled due to Down Syndrome.

011-4605 0101


EnAble India

EnAble India conducts training courses for disabled and thereafter makes efforts to place with corporates. To improve employability, various courses are taught: Computer training, medical transcription, technical writing, life skills etc.

#12 KHB Colony (Ground floor), Brahma Kumari's Road, Koramangala 8th Block, Bangalore 560095

080-4282 3636, 098453 13919


The Association of People with Disability (APD)

'Fitter' and 'Electronic Mechanic' are the two vocational training programmes that APD's Industrial Training Centre offers to disabled persons. APD will bear the cost of these training courses and on completion, APD's Career Guidance & Placement Cell will place them in gainful employment.

6th Cross, Hutchins Road, Off, Hennur Road, Lingarajapuram, St. Thomas Town PO, Bangalore 560084

080-2547 5165

Bangalore Bhopal Bhubaneswar Chennai Delhi-NCR Mumbai


v-shesh provides persons with disabilities with training and access to suitable jobs in sectors like IT, IT Enabled Services, Banking and Financial Services, Aviation, Healthcare, Hospitality and Retail. Please access 'Jobs' link on the website's homepage.

2nd floor, Surya, 2nd Cross Street, Seethamal Extension, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018

044-4320 7374

Bangalore Delhi-NCR Hyderabad Mumbai

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

Their ‘Livelihood Resource Centres’ (LRCs) provide technical and skill training to youth with disabilities in fields like BPO, Call Centres. Hospitality, Retail, Garments, IT, ITES etc. Training covers communication skills, customer service, soft skills, client relations etc. Training, food and accommodation is provided free of cost and post training, the candidates are provided with placement and post placement support.

094808 12120, 080-2658 2570

Bangalore      Delhi-NCR

Wadhwani Foundation - Opportunity Network for Disabled (OND)

If you are an educated person with disability, please email your CV to to OND who will try to secure for you a corporate job either directly or through partner organizations. OND also trains such persons with training in identified skill areas.

C/o Symphony Teleca Corp. (India) Pvt. Ltd., Subramanya Tech Park, Plot No. 3 & 3A, EOIZ Industrial Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru 560066
B-315, Basement, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi 110019

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Ability Foundation

Handicapped jobseekers who register with them are put in touch with potential employers who would be interested in the candidate's qualifications and skills, not the disability.

New No.4, Old No.23, Third Cross Street, Radhakrishnan Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041

044-2452 0016

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Tamilnadu Differently-Abled Federation Charitable Trust

They conduct computer courses, typewriting, tailoring, spoken English classes and impart vocational training assistance. Their Employment Guidance Centre registers the data of unemployed disabled persons and subsequently helps them to find private employment.

No.10, 4th Cross Street, Balaji Nagar, Ekkaduthangal, Chennai 600032

044-2225 1584


'SkillsNotScars' Campaign by Make Love Not Scars (MLNS)

This is a job portal for acid attack survivors.Employers can see the profiles posted to look at the talents and skills on display. Similarly acid attack victims can submit their profiles. Well-wishers may donate and/or spread the message around.

011-4109 9859


Family Of Disabled

Under their 'Apna Rozgaar Scheme', disabled who are illiterate, unskilled and poor with no opportunity of secure employment in private or government sector, are trained in a trade of their choice, so that they are able support themselves and their dependents.

B-1/500, First Floor, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058

New Delhi: 011-2559 7328 , 4157 0140, 4512 9935, 099999 20974
Gurgaon: 099999 20974, Faridabad: 098186 15278


National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)

NCPEDP and Samsung have launched a placement division that actively identifies opportunities for persons with disabilities and helps in placements. You can mail the resumes or hand over the same at their office.

A-77, South Extension Part II, New Delhi 110049

011-2626 5647, 2626 5648

Kolkata      Mumbai


Trinayani is in constant touch with organizations and corporate houses across the country trying to facilitate employment for persons with disabilities.

Kolkata: 098311 79770, 033-2400 7348, Mumbai: 022-6534 0887, 2869 7390, 097693 57390

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Employment Cell of Mann: Center for Individuals with Special Needs

Persons with mild and moderate neurological disabilities participate in a training and support plan at their 'Wellness Center'. After they complete the plan in 1 to 3 years, the 'Employment Cell' takes over and trains in activities such as stitching and tailoring, making of decorative products for the Mann Shop and clerical tasks such as filing and typing.

Gaondevi Temple, 2nd floor, Milan Subway Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai 400054.

098195 66439


MBA (Mutually Beneficial Activities) Foundation

Trains disabled with English language skills, computer usage and other soft skills to enable the persons to get jobs in corporate sector.

GODS’ Heavens Building, Crystal Palace Complex, Rambaug, Powai, Mumbai 400072

022-2857 4456


National Association for the Blind

Their focus is on visually handicapped who can undergo machine operator's course or computer training at NAB's polytechnic at Ambernath. Efforts are made to provide employment to the visually impaired with Government, public sector and private sector.

11/12, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road, Worli Seaface, Mumbai 400030

022-2493 5365, 6683 8686

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National Society For Equal Opportunities For the Handicapped (NASEOH)

They offer vocational training in following fields: welding, tailoring, typing, data entry, electronic assembly, bakery, gardening, house-keeping. Employment with companies is offered to those who undergo training with NASEOH as well as to other disabled who approach NASEOH.

Postal Colony, Chembur, Mumbai 400071

022-2522 0224. 2522 0225


The National Association of Disabled's Enterprises (NADE)

They strive to provide training, employment, self-employment and other welfare opportunities for unemployed disabled persons like visually, hearing, orthopaedically and mentally handicapped persons from all over India.

Kannamwar Nagar Municipal Marathi School No. 1, Ground Floor, Kannamwar Nagar I, Vikhroli (East), Mumbai 400083.

022-2577 9600, 2577 9671

Mumbai      Bangalore      Hyderabad

Pankh – Wings of Destiny

Pankh provides employment opportunities for disabled in retail industry through 45 days' classroom training on Life Skills, English Language Skills and Retail Specific Skills. This is followed by 10-15 days of on-the-job training in malls. On completion of the program, retail organisations evaluate the candidates and offer placement.

TRRAIN, 304, Eureka Towers, B wing, 3rd floor, Mindspace, Link Road, Malad (W), Mumbai 400064.

022-2844 3260

New Delhi Chandigarh Gurgaon Jaipur Ludhiana Lucknow

Sarthak Educational Trust

Sarthak develops skills in young people with disabilities through basic training program, corporate linked training program, employability training program and rural training program. These candidates are placed with their partners Aegis, Infosys, Team Computers, Plan India, Yum International etc. Sarthak also conducts job fairs.

011-4200 4238


Cheshire Disability Trust is an online job portal that matches job seekers from people with disabilities with job vacancies, placements and resources.

Cheshire Livelihood Resource Centre, #34 ,6th Main, Kodihalli, Bangalore 560008

080-2527 5332, 099008 34505


Govt of India's Job Portal for Persons with Disabilities

Register on the website and create your profile. Interested employers would contact you. You can also search for jobs posted by employers and apply on the website to be considered for the said jobs. To undersand the complete process, click on link 'FAQ' seen on the bottom left-hand side of the website's Home page.


Jobs 4 Differently Abled

The site is by Friends of Differently Abled (FODA) who seek gainful employment to those who are physically challenged. Job seekers post their profile and explain what kind of job they are looking for. Employers post the jobs available in the organization for differently-abled people. Employers can also access the job profiles of the job seekers and make direct contact to assess the suitability of the candidate.

090432 81489


Jobs for Disabled

Disabled professionals may register on the website, browse the openings and apply instantly for the jobs of interest.


Samvedna Social Welfare Trust

To enable persons with disability to earn by means of self employment, Samvedna donates computer, sewing machine, hand cart, tool kits etc. Disabled seeking jobs may also register on their website.

20, Gabbar Apartment, Nr. Rushi Mandap, Karelibaug, Vadodara 390018

0265-248 9807, 098987 18766


'True Ability' Employee Resource Group of Dell

Through this employee resource group, Dell seeks to aid, enrich and serve their employees who are impacted by disabilities and special needs.

Web Page


Ability Connect @ HCL

This is HCL's employee network for promoting an inclusive work environment for persons with disabilities.

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