The recruitment of minorities in central government and Public Sector Units (PSUs) has gone up to 11.99% in four years - a
marginal increase estimated to be an average of 1% per year.
"Recruitment of Minorities in
Central government/PSUs has gone up from 6.93% in 2006-07 to
11.99% (based on partial information) in 2010-11", says a
government statement analyzing the Status of Achievements under
the Prime Minister’s new 15 Point Programme for Welfare of
The statement also says that Priority Sector Lending to Minorities by Banks has gradually
increased from 10.60% in 2007-08 to 14.83% in 2011-12 (as on 31st
Under the Swaranjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (renamed as
Aajeevika), the statement says, 10,23,090 beneficiaries belonging to minorities were
covered from 2006-07 to 2011-12 (upto 31st December, 2011).
Under Indira Awas Yojana, 18,49,946 houses were constructed for
minorities at a total cost of Rs. 5603.93 crore, it says.
The statement says, under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), in areas having substantial
minority population, 15,045 Primary Schools, 7,977 Upper Primary
Schools, 1,79,645 additional Classrooms have been constructed
since 2006-07. Further, 20,662 New Primary Schools and 11,552 New
Upper Primary Schools have been opened, and 1,10,087 teachers have
been sanctioned under the programme.
Under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme,
65,425 Anganwadi Centres have been operationalised since 2006-07
in blocks having substantial minority population, it says.
About the sanctioned money for the welfare of minorities, the
statement says, Rs.
7250.77 crore have been sanctioned for towns/cities having
substantial minority population under Integrated Housing Slum Development Programme (IHSDP).
It also says that 75,666 individuals belonging to minorities were
assisted for setting up Micro Enterprises, and 1,43,523
individuals belonging to minorities were provided Skill Training under the Swaran Jayanti Shahari Rojgar Yojana.
It says that upgradation of 60 ITI’s into Centre of Excellence (COE) under
the World Bank assisted VTIP in the identified minority
concentration districts has been taken up and so far an amount of
Rs. 91.10 crore has been spent upto 31.12.2011.
"A total project cost of Rs. 5237.65 crore
has been sanctioned for projects in the cities and towns having
minority population in the year 2009-2010 to 2011-2012 (up to
31.12.2011) under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and
Medium Towns – UIDSSMT", it says.
The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point
Programme for the Welfare of Minorities provides for earmarking of
15% of the physical targets/financial outlays for minorities in
various national flagship schemes of Ministries/ Departments.
The program aims at enhancing
opportunities for education, ensuring an equitable share for
minorities in economic activities and employment, enhancing credit
support for self employment and recruitment to State and Central