Major chunk of budgetary allocation for minorities for 2009-10 would
go for Multi-Sectoral Development Programme for Minorities in
selected minority concentration districts. A total amount of Rs.
889.50 crore has been earmarked for the purpose for the current
financial year. In his budgetary allocation, finance minister Pranab
Mukheji has also emphasize on the need of upgradation of all type of
education including Madarsa education for the minority community.
The budgetary allocation for pre Matric
scholarship for the minorities has been doubled. The amount for the
purpose for the current financial year have been risen from Rs. 72
crore in 2008-9 to Rs. 180 crore. For post Materic scholarship Rs.
135 crore have been allotted for current financial year. The amount
for the purpose in the year 2008-9 was merely 63 crore.
For the first time 13.50 crore has also been
earmarked for the national fellowship for student from minority
community. This entire amount would be disbursed through ministry of
Also for the first time an amount of 45 crore
has been earmarked for the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in
Madarsa (SPQEM) for the year 2009-2010. Another 4.50 crore has been
allocated for the Scheme for Infrastructure Development in Minority
Institution (IDMI). These amounts would be spent through the
ministry of human resources development.
A revised scheme for bringing quality
improvement for Madarsa and enable children to attain standard of
the national education system in formal education subject have been
approved. Area intensive and Madrasas Modernization programme have
been revised as the scheme for Infrastructure Development In the
Minority Institution (IDMI) the revised scheme has already been
Grants-in-aid to Maulana Azad Education
Foundation has also been doubled, so as for the provisions for
National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation.
Grants-in-aid to Central Wakf council for computerization of records
of State Wakf Boards has also been approved.
Mr. Mukherjee also announced that a sum of Rs
25 crore each for the two campuses of the Aligarh Muslim University
has to be established at Murshidabad in West Bengal and Malappuram
in Kerala. The west Bengal government has already allotted the land
for the purpose.