Employment of Minorities





Employment of Minorities 
Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the welfare of minorities, inter-alia provides for giving special consideration to minorities in recruitment. The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is the nodal agency to look into the matter of recruitment of minorities. The DoPT has issued guidelines to all concerned authorities to give special consideration to minorities in appointments. As per information made available by DoPT, the representation of minorities in Government jobs has increased from 6.24% in 2011-12 to 8.50% in 2014-15. This Information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Sh. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Lok Sabha today. 


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Post Matric Scholarships 
The State-wise details of funds allocated and released to various States including Jharkhand along with number of students benefited under the Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship for students belonging to minority communities, for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 are at Annexure – I.










Annexure-I
State/UT- wise  Financial Allocation and Achievement including number of students awarded under Post-matric Scholarship Scheme for Students belonging to the minority communities during 2014-15 and 2015-16
S.No.
States/UTs
2014-15
2015-16 *
(as on 30.06.2015)
Financial Allocation
(Rs. in Crore)
Fund Released
(Rs. in Crore)
No. of Students
Financial Allocation
(Rs. in Crore)
Fund Released
(Rs. in Crore)
No. of Students
1
Andhra Pradesh
There was no State/UT wise allocation
3.52
5176
There was no State/UT wise allocation


2
Telangana
6.98
11580


3
Arunachal Pradesh




4
Assam
21.70
29893


5
Bihar
19.49
42248


6
Chhattisgarh
1.49
2657


7
Goa
0.05
93


8
Gujarat
21.13
40574


9
Haryana
0.52
721


10
Himachal Pradesh
0.18
337


11
Jammu & Kashmir
10.00
15977


12
Jharkhand
6.81
12281


13
Karnataka
53.77
85830


14
Kerala
32.80
94460


15
Madhya Pradesh
6.68
10009


16
Maharashtra
35.24
56984


17
Manipur
5.38
7085


18
Meghalaya
0.26
313


19
Mizoram
0.33
389


20
Nagaland
0.20
198


21
Odisha
2.59
3921


22
Punjab
46.88
83415


23
Rajasthan
26.91
39098


24
Sikkim
0.14
184


25
Tamil Nadu
39.81
67385


26
Tripura
0.36
757


27
Uttar Pradesh
65.03
99852


28
Uttarakhand
0.70
1076


29
West Bengal
91.63
192267


30
Andaman & Nicobar




31
Chandigarh
0.11
222


32
Dadra & Nagar Haveli


0.01
15
33
Daman & Diu




34
Delhi
0.34
522


35
Lakshadweep




36
Puducherry
0.08
116


Total
598.50
501.11
905620
580.10
0.01
15
* Funds for scholarship have not been released because the last date of submission of application
is 15/09/2015.

This Information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Sh. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Lok Sabha today.
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Benefits of Minority Welfare Schemes 
This Ministry implements the following schemes for the welfare of notified religious minority communities under Section 2 (c) viz Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis across the country:-

            Educational Empowerment Schemes

                     i.                        Pre-Matric Scholarship
                   ii.                        Post-Matric Scholarship
                  iii.                        Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
                 iv.                        Maulana Azad National Fellowship.
                   v.                        Free Coaching & Allied Scheme.
                 vi.                        Support to minority candidates clearing Prelims conducted by UPSC/SSC, State Public Service Commission (PSC) etc.
                vii.                        Padho Pardesh- Interest Subsidy on Educational Loans for overseas studies.

Area Development Scheme

i.   Multi Sectoral Development Programme (MsDP)

Skill Development Schemes

i.   Seekho Aur Kamao
ii. Upgrading the Skills and Training Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development (USTTAD)
iii.                        Hamari Dharohar

Women Empowerment Scheme

i.   Nai Roshni

The details of the above schemes are available on the website of this Ministry at www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.

            Representations/grievances received from time to time under the Educational Empowerment Schemes are addressed as per scheme guidelines and laid down procedures.

The Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) being a Centrally Sponsored Scheme is implemented by the State Governments/UT Administrations through different implementing agencies under their control. References regarding grievances/problems relating to implementation of scheme received by the Ministry are sent to the concerned State/UT for necessary action at their end.

Under Skill Development Schemes, one complaint was received in respect of one Project Implementing Agency (PIA) in Delhi under “Seekho aur Kamao” in April 2015 regarding non-disbursal of stipend and employment. This complaint was later enquired by the Ministry and was found to be false.

Under Women Empowerment Scheme, no complaints have been received. Only representations of individuals are received for their grievances which are addressed as per procedure.

Under the Educational Empowerment Schemes, self-certified certificate for religious community is acceptable under all above mentioned schemes w.e.f 2014-15.

Self attested certificates are accepted under the Skill Development Schemes and Women Empowerment Scheme from the Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) and trainees. 
This Information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Sh. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Lok Sabha today.
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Minority Concentrated Districts 
As per Census 2001, towns/cities with a minimum of 25% minority population (in case of 6 States/UTs viz. Lakshadweep, Punjab, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Jammu & Kashmir, 15% of minority population, other than that of the minority community in majority in that State/UT) having both socio-economic and basic amenities parameters below national average, and falling outside the 90 Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs) have been identified as Minority concentration Towns/Cities under Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) for implementation of the Programme. As such, a total of 66 Minority Concentration Towns (MCTs) of 55 districts have been identified for implementation of the Programme.

MsDP was implemented in identified 90 Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs) during 11th Five Year Plan and the year 2012-13. The programme has been restructured in 2013-14 and the unit area of implementation of MsDP is Minority Concentration Blocks (MCBs)/ Minority Concentration Towns (MCTs)/ Cluster of Villages.

For gap filling projects, the funding pattern under MsDP, is the same as followed in the existing schemes being implemented by the other Ministries. In case of non-gap filling projects or innovative projects, the fund sharing between the Centre and State is in the ratio of 60:40 and 80:20 for North Eastern States. The funds are released to the State Government/UTs which further release the funds to implementing agencies.

The Ministry under Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for welfare of minorities covers 24 schemes of 11 different Ministries/Departments. The aim of this programme is to ensure that the benefits of various government schemes for the underprivileged reach the disadvantaged sections of minority communities. In order to ensure that the benefits of the schemes included in the programme flow equitably to minorities, the programme envisages location of atleast 15% of development projects in minority concentration areas. Ministry under schemes implemented through Non-Government Organisations (NGO) /Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) /Institution, is giving priority to Minority Concentration areas while selecting NGO/PIAs/Institution. This Information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Sh. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Lok Sabha today. 
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