SACHAR PANEL

  • Patil hints at move to implement minority quota January 16, 2008

    New Delhi: More reservations for minorities are on the cards. On Wednesday, Union Home minister Shivraj Patil said the government is exploring ways for more reservation for minorities in universities, colleges and government jobs. "Now there is a demand increasingly from minorities and Other Backward Classes to see that seats...
  • Lookaheads: What's making news today October 26, 2007

    New Delhi: PM Manmohan Singh has called for a meeting on Friday, with top aides, to set the Government's agenda for the next six months to discuss the Sachar Committee recommendations. The Supreme Court will hear a petition alleging that Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal has links with the underworld....
  • Muslims become a force, thanks to Sachar October 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Things are moving ahead following the the Sachar Panel report. Two top Central Paramilitary Forces have said they have increased the intake of Muslim personnel this year, that too by a whopping five times of the average annual recruitment. This after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's inspiring words spelling out...
  • Sachar panel pats Kerala, Karnataka for Muslim quota September 16, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala and Karnataka stand out for extending reservation to Muslim community through the policy of affirmative action since the colonial days, according to Justice Rajinder Schar Committee on Social Economic and Educational Status of Muslims in India. 'In terms of their policy of reservation for backward classes, Kerala and...
  • Divide and rule? Muslim cops for Muslim areas September 7, 2007

    Will more Muslims in the countrys police force help spread communal harmony? The centre seems to thinks so. It tells states to post Muslim policemen, health workers and teachers in Muslim dominated areas. Will Muslim policemen in Muslimdominated areas be good for the society? The Government has advised states to...
  • All set for midterm polls, Govt woos minorities September 4, 2007

    New Delhi: It's the clearest signal yet that the UPA Government is preparing for midterm polls. A day before the Sachar panel debate in Parliament, the Government has put two major minority welfare schemes on fast track. After a top level meeting in the PMO of a dozen secretaries of...
  • UPA readies for polls, takes action on Sachar report September 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The UPA Government's preparations are going on backstage as the snap polls loom large. The actiontaken report on the Sachar Panel recommendations was presented in Parliament clearly with an eye on the minority vote bank. With the possibility of a midterm election looming large, the UPA government is...
  • Govt unveils 'historic' package for Muslims August 31, 2007

    New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister A R Antulay is to submitted the Centre's Action Taken Report on the Sachar Committee report in Parliament on Friday. Tabling the statement in Lok Sabha, Antulay hailed the move saying, "It is a historic occasion and it is a historic statement." Last week, he had...
  • Centre unveils plan on Sachar report May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday spelt out its action plan on the Sachar Committee recommendations, a day after the Union Cabinet approved the report. Explaining the government's proposed action plan on the recommendations, the Government said targeted intervention was proposed for the improvement of basic amenities and to create employment...
  • Finally, Govt acts on Sachar report May 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Sachar Panel report that kicked up much heat and dust a few months ago with its startling revelation on the status of Muslims has finally reached the implementation stage. The UPA Government will finally action the panel's recommendations and it will begin with setting up more branches...
  • Poor Muslims to get cheaper loans April 14, 2007

    New Delhi: Acting on the Sachar Panel report, the Government could provide financial aid and micro credit to 50 lakh poor Muslims over the next five years. A committee of top bankers has said in its report to the government that a micro credit programme similar to Bangladeshs Grameen Bank...
  • Enforce Sachar suggestions: CPIM March 30, 2007

    New Delhi: CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat CPIM who had termed the Supreme Court's stay on quota as "unfortunate and uncalled for" has on Friday called upon the Centre to implement the Justice Sachar Committee report to improve the condition of Muslims in the country. According to a report in...
  • Sachar report: Major issue for UPA February 13, 2007

    New Delhi: HRD Minister of State, MAA Fatmi, has been focussing on the task at hand, which is to look at ways to implement the Sachar Panel recommendations because that's what the HRD Minister, Arjun Singh has asked him to do. But individual, uncoordinated efforts to get going on this politically...
  • Sachar report is all facts: NCP GenSecy February 8, 2007

    New Delhi: NCP General Secretary Tariq Anwar, on Thursday commended the findings of the Sachar Panel saying that the recommendations reflected the genuine concerns of the minorities. "It is nothing like politics of minority appeasement. In fact the recommendation of the Justice Sachhar committee has proved wrong all those allegations," he...
  • Dalit Muslims next on quota agenda February 1, 2007

    New Delhi: This was an observation by the Sachar Panel on the affirmative action for Muslim OBCs "It would be most appropriate if the lowest caste among the Muslims are absorbed in the Scheduled Caste list, or at least a separate category as Most Backwards Category (MBC) out of...
  • Sachar report to be enforced in toto December 28, 2006

    New Delhi: The debates and Opposition offensive over the Sachar Committee report fails to deter the Union Government from its resolve to go ahead with the recommendations of the panel, which was formed to study the socioeconomic status of Muslims in the country. Among other things, the Sachar Panel has advocated...
  • 'Recognise madrassa degree for IAS' November 30, 2006

    New Delhi: The Sachar committee has suggested degrees from madrassa (Islamic schools) be granted recognition for eligibility in defence, civil and banking examinations. "The idea is to facilitate a process whereby madrassa graduates too have a choice and an incentive to participate in these employment streams," the sevenmember committee headed...
  • Left flays BJP, RSS for Muslim politics November 30, 2006

    New Delhi: The Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee report on the social, economic and educational status of Muslims in the country tabled in Parliament on Thursday has proved wrong the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s stance on "Muslim appeasement", the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) said. "The RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)/BJP who thrive...
  • Sachar Panel report tabled in LS November 30, 2006

    New Delhi: The contentious Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee report on social, economic and educational status of Muslims across the country was tabled in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Predictably, political parties have their respective views, which will get more surcharged as the UP polls near. Already not everyone was accepting the core...
  • Why WB Muslims are seeing red November 30, 2006

    Kolkata: The explosive and contentious Sachar Committee report on the status of Muslims in India is to be tabled in Lok Sabha on Thursday. The sevenmember committee headed by justice Rajinder Sachar had submitted its report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 17. The report that has brought to fore...
  • The truths about Muslim education November 26, 2006

    New Delhi: Muslims have fallen off the education map. And in campuses of higher institutes of learning like the IITs and the IIMs, Muslim presence is minimal. For the Sachar panel, which has been sounding the warning bells time and again, this trend in Muslim education is worrying. Independent India...
  • Debate: Quota for Muslims? November 21, 2006

    PM has to manage a delicate balancing keeping in mind the crucial state Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • Quota for Muslims is 'UP' to the PM November 20, 2006

    New Delhi: With less than two days to go for Manmohan Singh completing the halfway mark as the countrys Prime Minister, the biggest dilemma before him seems to be dealing with the explosive Sachar Panel report on the status of Muslims in the country. With the Panel submitting its report to...
  • Some major plans for 'minor' crisis November 18, 2006

    New Delhi: The Sachar Panel on the status of Indian Muslims submitted its report to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. The report that throws up startling statistics about the status of Muslims in India and states that the socioeconomic situation in Muslimdominated districts and clusters is worse...
  • Excerpts from Sachar panel report November 17, 2006

    PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK PAGE_BREAK ...
  • Muslims poor, need help: Sachar November 17, 2006

    New Delhi: The Justice Rajinder Sachar committee on Friday submitted a report which said Muslims in the country were "lagging behind" other religious groups but it was silent on whether they needed reservations Though report does not explicitly mention quota, it suggests setting up of an Equal Opportunity Commission and...
  • Sachar panel roots for Muslims November 17, 2006

    New Delhi: The Sachar Panel Report on the status of Muslims in India is almost ready.There are indications that this report will be submitted to the Prime Minister on Friday. The recommendations of the Sachar panel do not include reservation for Muslims as a solution to the unemployment problem within the...
  • Sachar panel mulls Muslim quota November 2, 2006

    New Delhi: The Justice Rajendra Sachar Panel report on the social, economic and educational status of Indian Muslims makes a strong case for reservation for Muslims. CNNIBN has exclusive access to the recommendations made by the panel, which suggest that the economic status of Muslims was below that of OBcs and...