The government on Monday said it does not maintain statistics of Muslim employees in Central government services but it has data for the five minority communities as a whole.
In reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State (Independent charge) of the ministry of Minority Affairs, Salman Khurshid said, "government does not maintain statistics of employment of Muslims in the Central government services".
Khurshid said the data is not collected minority community wise or service wise by the DOPT but for the five minority communities as a whole.
Giving these statistics, the minister said that while 12,182 minorities were recruited in ministries and departments in 2006-07, this figure stood at 12,195 in 2007-08 and 4,479 in the year 2008-09.
He however, said the guidelines issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) on January 8, 2007, include
instructions for monitoring the progress in recruitment of minorities in all ministries, departments, public sector
enterprises, public sector banks and financial institutions.