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Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index

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 Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs at a function held on 30th March 2016.. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri 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.
The absorption and recognition of the Index by the Corporate Sector and public sector organisations will benefit them immensely by
(a) Being the benchmark
(b) Take Progressive steps to increase support
(c) Fully utilise diverse talent pool
(d) Reduce employee turnover, increase employee loyalty and increase morale and productivity of other employees in the organisation.
(e) Create a positive brand image.
(f) Expand customer base through new products and services.
(g) Enhance shareholder value.
(h) Above all, the Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index shall promote human dignity and social cohesion where all citizens have equal access to opportunities to fully realise their potential.