Government launches ‘Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index’ to mark the next chapter of its flagship Campaign, the ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’. The Index, prepared in collaboration with The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was launched by M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs at a function held in New Delhi on Wednesday. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar also graced the occasion.
The ‘Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index’ helps the industries and corporates to participate in the Accessible India Campaign (AIC) by voluntarily evaluating their readiness for making the workplace accessible for Persons with Disabilities.
The Prime Minister made a call to the Corporate Sector to come forward and support the Campaign during his speech on the occasion of the launch of AIC on 3rd December 2015, which also marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Naidu congratulated the Ministry and DEPwD for taking the Accessible India Campaign to the next level by introducing the Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index. He recounted that there are numerous persons with disabilities who have never let any form of disability come in their way of success and have left an indelible mark in their respective fields.