Minorities? welfare schemes reviewed
A HIGH-LEVEL meeting was held in the Mantralaya to review the implementation of the revised 15-point programme for the welfare of minorities.india Updated: Sep 10, 2006 22:02 IST
A HIGH-LEVEL meeting was held in the Mantralaya to review the implementation of the revised 15-point programme for the welfare of minorities.
The emphasis is on access to education, assistance to meritorious students, employment opportunities in both government and private sector apart from self-employment and sanctioning loans etc.
Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahni chaired the meeting that was attended by Principal Secretary Bhagirath Prasad and the Principal Secretaries/Secretaries of the various departments concerned.
Preventing communal tension, development of villages and towns with substantial minority population, inclusion of minorities in Anganvadis and establishment of industrial training institutes (ITIs) were also discussed.
All the departments were asked to conduct survey and expedite the works for minority welfare under the 15-point scheme. Besides, the stress was laid on appointment of Urdu teachers for areas that have 250 Urdu speakers apart from ensuring reservation benefits for OBCs within the Muslim community.
The reviews would be held regularly. The officials of Home, Rural Development, Mahila, Education, Industries, School Education and various other departments were present in the meeting that was held recently.