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Relevant Legislation: Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities Act 2013

(No. 39 of 2013 Law) implements the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It provides that persons with disabilities shall have the right to I) employment in public and private organizations; and (j) The person suffering from a disability in his career may continue to work, or otherwise, receive appropriate rehabilitation or compensation. The 35. of the law states that “(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, no person with disability shall be deprived or discriminated against or prevented from engaging in any suitable work according to the nature of the disability, despite his qualifications. (2) If any question arises as to whether any work is suitable for a disabled person, the National Coordination Committee shall give necessary instructions in this regard and the instructions of the National Coordination Committee in this regard shall be considered final.”

C111 – Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)

The 111st ILC session (2023) supervisory board comment of the ILO C111 – Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111) – Bangladesh (Ratification: 1972) in Article 1(1)(b). Additional grounds of discrimination. Disability; notes the various measures the Bangladesh government is taking to ensure inclusive decent work for persons with disabilities.

National Disability Development Foundation Act, 2023

In 2023, the National Disability Development Foundation Act, 2023 (Act No. 44 of 2023), was passed in Parliament with the aim to bring people with disability into the mainstream of the society and accommodate them with the latest development works of the country by providing grants, loans and employment for persons with disabilities in the country.

National Skills Development Policy 2011

Institutions will maintain accurate and reliable data on student enrolment, course completion, employment outcomes, gender, disability and indigenous status, which will contribute to the national skills data system and allow for improved performance monitoring; reasonable accommodation will be made to cater for those who are illiterate, have a disability or low education levels, provided they demonstrate the skill to the required level; students with disabilities will have access to counselling on training and employment options.

Quota legislation: 10% for disabled persons and orphans in the public sector.

National business and disability networks or initiatives