A much vaunted recruitment drive by Indian Railways to hire more disabled staff has run into the buffers at the first station, with tests for potential disabled employees held on the third floor of a building in Delhi with no ramps or lifts.

Recruitment drive fails as disabled applicants can't reach inaccessible third floor.
Recruitment drive fails as disabled applicants can't reach inaccessible third floor.

A Supreme Court judge has ruled that the railway operator needs to hire at least 450 disabled workers, but prospective candidates had to haul themselves up three flights of stairs to reach the examination hall for the assessment test. Indian Railways has blamed the error on a private agency hired to arrange venues for the tests. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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