In an attempt to bring the Madrasas to the mainstream, the
government March 07 said that certificates issued by state Madrasa
Boards would be treated at par with certificates of the Central
Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council of Board of School
Education in India (COBSE) and other School Examination Boards.
"The certificates issued by Madrasa
Boards which have been granted equivalence by the State Education
Boards to that of their Secondary and Senior Secondary
qualifications, have also been equated with corresponding
certificates of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE),
Council of Board of School Education in India (COBSE) and other
School Examination Boards, for the purpose of employment and entry
to higher level education", Minister of State for Minority Affairs
Vincent H. Pala said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
"Consequential notification in this
regard is issued by the Central Government in the Department of
Personnel & Training (DOP&T) on 23.02.2010", he added.
Pala also informed the House that
Government had appointed a High Level Committee to prepare a
report on the social, economic and educational upliftment of the
Muslim community of India in 2005 under Justice Rajinder Sachar
which submitted its report in 2006.
Millions of students mostly from
poor economic background are getting education in 50,000+ Madrsas