Disabled man from Chandigarh files complaint against SBI for denying him a job
The State Bank of India (SBI) is under the spotlight, but for the right reasons. The bank has been charged with violating the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The charge has been levelled by Chandigarh resident Himjeet Singh. Singh, who has a degenerative disorder of the nervous system says he was denied his Right to Work by the SBI!
According to Singh, the SBI has not provided a quota for people with disabilities while hiring new candidates. Information on openings for disabled people was not given in their advertisements as well.
Singh has a bachelor's degree in engineering from a reputed college in Punjab. Inspite of his qualifications, he has been unable to get a job. Singh has written to the Director of Social Welfare, asking him to protect his interest and direct the SBI to follow government guidelines at the earliest.
The letter has already been sent to the SBI corporate office in Mumbai. Authorities have assured Singh that speedy action will be taken regarding this matter.
Singh has said that if the SBI fails to act on his complaint, he will take them to the high court to ensure he gets his rights.