Bangalore, May 4 (UNI) Four physically challenged people have secured employment as counter operators in the Karnataka Government's Bangalore One project following the intervention oF Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.
These less privileged citizens had approached Mr Kumaraswamy during his Janata Darshan, held on Saturdays at his Home Office 'Krishna,' and sought help to secure employment.
Following his direction, the handicapped persons --S Maakapuri, Manjunath, Sunitha and Tibbaraju--got employment. They received appointment orders from the Chief Minister to work as operators in the Bangalore One project, an e-governance initiative of the state government, providing integrated services to citizens.
Carried out as a public-private partnership, the project was currently operated from 14 centres across the city, offering a bouquet of 19 services and had created nearly 450 jobs. It was envisaged that 36 more such centres would become operational in the next three months, generating employment for another 700 people. The Bangalore One centres was an one-stop centre for payment of various utility services bills.
Mr Kumaraswamy had asked the project officials to provide atleast 20 per cent of the employment in these Centres to handicapped people.
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