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Govt estimate shows marginal increase in minority recruitment

Sunday April 08, 2012 12:40:21 PM, Staff Reporter

Malegaon: 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 Minorities.


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 December, 2011).

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 Government jobs.






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