Even Government of India has declared International year of Disabled Persons, disability friendly is our expected motto, but we are not able to see these expected motto in and around the society. However in some educated zones like banking sector we found a proof of negligence in promoting a hearing handicapped officer to the higher cadre in spit Government of India advised the relevant bank to consider his promotion to higher cadre, the bank has not replied to the government. Hence Director, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt.of India,New Delhi moved the matter to Industrial Relation, Ministry of Finance, Banking Division, New Delhi to an immediate action and the result is expected. The fact is that Sri Kodakkal Shivaprasad hearing impaired persons since childhood joined Canara Bank under disabled persons quota as an filing clerk, after completing 18 years of service he got promoted to officers cadre under disabled quota and he has completed 6 years of service as an officer and eligible for promotion to Manager post, accordingly he appeared and wrote the promotion written test. But due to his hearing handicapped, unfortunately he has not come out in the successful candidates list, immediately Kodakkal Shivaprasad approached the banks Chairman & Managing Director at Head Office, but the department was in mute, however Circle Office, Hassan informed that they have not considered his promotion to Manager post. Therefore Kodakkal Shivaprasad approached the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt.of India and accordingly they have advised the Canara Bank to consider his promotion to Manager post. In spite governments guidelines in clear bank has not honored the government instructions and make it in to a dispute one! However legal experts in disability forums opinion that Canara Bank is expecting only court direction in this matter.

Kodakkal Shivaprasads request for an amicable settlement with regard to out of court is not fulfilled yet to now.

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