Sachar Committee

  • Samajwadi Party manifesto promises job quota for Muslims April 2, 2014

    The Samajwadi Party in its Lok Sabha manifesto released on Wednesday has promised job quota for Muslims. Releasing the manifesto, party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav promised 15 percent job reservations to Muslims if voted to power at the centre. He also announced that the implementation of...
  • 'Gap widening between Muslims, advantaged sections in education' March 1, 2014

    The gap between Muslims and the advantaged sections of Indian society in the field of education has been widening since the 80s, according to a report presented at a seminar at Aligarh Muslim University. In the paper presented today at the seminar on 'Traditional versus Modern education in Muslims', chairman of...
  • UP government launches new welfare scheme to woo the minorities August 20, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to launch a new scheme for minorities in accordance with their population density and allocate 20 per cent funds of all government welfare schemes for the purpose. The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Keeping in mind...
  • Govt to spend Rs 17,000 cr on minorities in 12th fiveyear plan May 31, 2013

    Siddharth Nagar (UP): To remove socioeconomic and educational backwardness of minorities, the Centre has decided to spend Rs 17,000 crore in the 12th fiveyear plan, Union Minister for Minority Welfare K Rehman Khan said on Friday. He told reporters that of the 72 recommendations made by the Sachar Committee for...
  • Special courts for Muslim youth soon, says Minority affairs minister March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Special courts would be set up soon for Muslim youth accused of various offences, including terrorrelated charges, Minister for Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan said in New Delhi on Saturday. He said that his ministry had written to the home ministry in February 2013 asking "cases against Muslim youth...
  • Mamata rubbishes reports of negligence towards minorities January 19, 2013

    Amdanga: Rubbishing allegations of negligence being meted out towards the minority community, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the state government had already completed nearly 90 per cent of the recommendations made by Sachar Committee for their welfare. "We have already worked and completed...
  • SC/ST quota opponents lock govt offices in Lucknow December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: While voting is scheduled in the Rajya Sabha on the SC/ ST reservation in promotion bill on Monday, the opponents of the bill had locked government offices in Lucknow even as those supporting the reservation are sitting on protest outside the offices in Uttar Pradesh's capital. The Samajwadi Party...
  • 'Post Muslim policemen in minority populace areas' June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Accepting a key recommendation of the Sachar Committee, the Centre has asked the states to appoint at least one Muslim officer in police stations in areas having high concentration of Muslim population. In a communication to Chief Secretaries of all states, Union Home Secretary RK Singh asked them...
  • Minority quota a poll gimmick: Sachar Committee December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: It's not just the Lokpal Bill that the government is coming under fire for, but the minority issue is also creating difficulties for the government. Sachar Committee member Abu Saleh Shariff has claimed that the condition of the Muslim community has actually worsened under the UPA regime. This came...
  • Mayawati seeks reservation for Muslims September 18, 2011

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding reservation benefits for the Muslims. In her letter, Mayawati said that Muslims need reservation as they are socially backward, and therefore require "special attention". "If necessary, for providing the benefits of reservation to the Muslims, the government...
  • Hefty fine, jail soon for bias against minorities June 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Discrimination against minorities in education, employment and housing can soon invite a fine up to Rs 5 lakh and offenders can also be send behind bars for three years as the Government is ready with a draft for a new law that aims to protect minority interest. The...
  • Govt rejects Sachar recommendation on Wakf boards September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The Government has rejected a recommendation of the Sachar Committee to create Indian Wakf Services on the lines of the civil services to appoint officers to boards that manage Muslim religious and community properties. A Right To Information (RTI) application was filed to know the reasons behind the rejection...
  • Secret of UPA's success: Sachar committee report June 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) made electoral gains in places which have a substantial minority population and where the a report recommending welfare schemes for minorities was implemented. An analysis of the Lok Sabha elections shows that the UPA won one fifth of its total seats and the Congress...
  • Centre to implement Sachar panel report : Pranab May 29, 2009

    Jangipur: The new Government at the Centre will strive to fully implement the Sachar Committee recommendations for the welfare of the minorities, Union Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday. "The Centre will do its best to fully implement the Sachar Committee recommendations for the minorities," Mukherjee, who has been renominated...
  • Sachar favours Muslims alone, not right: Delhi HC May 12, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday told the Centre the Justice Rajinder Sachar Committees report recommends schemes for Muslims and leaves out other minority communities. "You are trying to please one communitypoverty is the common enemy. You should fight against poverty rather than saying that you would fight against...
  • Centre pays Rs 20k to buy time for Sethu affidavit March 7, 2008

    New Delhi: After stirring up a hornets nest with its handling of the Ram Sethu case, the government is now in no mood to take chances. The UPA has now decided to take its time over filing affidavits in a case which challenges the implementation of the Sachar Committee report. Sources have...
  • 'Positive discrimination' to bring Muslims at par: Sachar September 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Exactly how inadequate is the representation of Muslims in the police and the security forces in the country? Sachar Committee says that only 4 per cent IPS officers are from the Muslim community across the country. In the central reserve forces under the Union Home Ministry, their representation...
  • New survey busts Sachar panel report April 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The Sachar Committee report depicting "pathetic socioeconomic conditions" of Muslims in the country faced a credibility crisis on Friday after a reputed financial daily, The Economic Times, published a survey contradicting the findings of the panel in almost every aspect. In contrast to the Sachar panel findings, the ET...
  • OBC tag for Dalit Muslims: Arjun June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Prime Ministers Office is preparing an action taken report on the Rajinder Sachar committees report on the status of Muslims in India but HRD Minister Arjun Singh has already made his mind on how the community should be helped. Singh has suggested Dalit Muslims should not be given...
  • Many schemes for minorities: Prez June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre is considering making a development programme for districts and towns which have the high population of minorities, said President APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday. ''We will take all measures necessary to ensure that the fruits of development are shared equitably, and backward minority groups become active participants...
  • VHP to get temple issue to centrestage June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Even as we marked the 14th anniversary of the horrific Babri Masjid demolition in December last year, the Ram temple issue refuses to subside. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is unwavering in its stand to build a Ram temple at the disputed sight. They have now understood to have...
  • India 360:Is UPA wooing Muslims? December 12, 2006

    We will have to devise innovative plans to ensure that minorities, particularly the Muslim minority, are empowered to share equitably in the fruits of development. They must have the first claim on resources. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh This statement made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a speech to...
  • Only 3 pc Muslims study in madarssas June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: In a strong indictment of the popular perception that madrassas attracts many Indian Muslims, the Sachar report says barely three per cent of the community's children study in the seminaries. An investigation into the "Social, Economic and Educational Status of Muslim Community of India" says that the number of...
  • Arjun forms panel to study Sachar findings June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: With the Government expected to come out with its action taken report on the Sachar Committee's findings, HRD Minister Arjun Singh on Saturday turned proactive and constituted a panel to prepare a plan of action for its recommendations to improve education among Muslims. The 13member high level committee headed...
  • 'Sachar report will create disharmony' November 30, 2006

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday rejected the Sachar Committee report as "full of prejudices" and said it would create disharmony in the society. The party also attacked the committee's composition saying it had no woman member despite the fairer sex making up a large population of the Muslim community in...
  • Does anyone care for the Muslims? December 11, 2006

    New Delhi: With two days to go for Parliaments winter session, the Rajinder Sachar Committee report on the condition of Muslims presented to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week, could spark off a political storm. Without recommending reservations for Muslims, the report indicates that the conditions of...
  • Sachar Committee calls for equity November 19, 2006

    New Delhi: After more than a year of investigations, the Rajindar Sachar Committee has come up with some innovative recommendations, among them is setting up an equal opportunity commission. For months, members of the Sachar Committee mapped the social and economic condition of Indian Muslims. T K Oommen was on...