Nagpur/Malegaon: Finally, Maharashtra assembly speaker
on Monday gave nod to the formation of Legislators' committee to
monitor the development work of the minorities.
The committee will have a total of 15
members of which 11 members
would be from Legislative Assembly while 4 would be from
Legislative Council. Besides them the house has also made it
mandatory to have at least one woman member in the committee.
The all -important decision came on Monday during the ongoing winter
session of the Maharashtra Assembly in Nagpur. Earlier, Chief
Minister while inaugurating the winter session had announced the
formation of the committee. Later the proposal was put to vote.
Following the support of the majority the proposal received from the
house assembly speaker Dileep Walse Patil gave nod to the formation.
ummid.com on November 25 was first to
report that the Maharashtra Government is looking for the formation
of the committee expected to work in line with
the committees formed to take care of the developments of SCs/STs
and other reserved categories. Its report would be tabled in the
assembly for the discussion.
for the Development of Minorities that was esatbalished on Formed in
February 2008 is the only one of its kind in the
entire country. It was established by the Government of Maharashtra
after the establishment of the Minority Affairs Ministry at the
Meanwhile during the discussion in the
house on the proposal Mufti Mohd. Ismael and Rasheed Tahir Momin,
MLAs from Malegaon and Bhiwandi respectively wanted to know the
constitutional and legal authority of the committee.
The committees and commission for the
minorities are formed by the government. However, since they don't
have any legal and constitutional authority their decisions have no
standing, they said in the house while demanding that the
Legislators' Committee to monitor the development should have