MOMA asks private sector to help generate employment opportunities for minorities

June 14, 2013 by  
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Minority affairsNew Delhi, June 12, 2013: K. Rahman Khan, the Union Minister of Minority Affairs has directed the Department of Personnel and Training that there should be at least one member belonging to the minority committee in all Selection Boards/Committees set up for recruitment in Government and Public Sector units.

This has been a recommendation of the Prime Minister’s 15-point programme which as Sachar Committee noted has largely been ignored.

In a meeting with representatives of industrial groups like CII, FICCI and PHDCCI, Minister Khan urged industries to help promote employment opportunities for minorities in public and private sector.

The Minister asked them to join hands with the efforts and initiatives of the Ministry as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility for Skill Development. Referring to Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) of the Ministry for creation of infrastructure like ITIs, Polytechnics etc. in minority concentration blocks and towns.

The Minister also suggested to launch a sustained awareness campaign to disseminate information on the initiatives taken by the Ministry in partnership with Private Sector. Elaborating about the activities of Maulana Azad Educational Foundation, Mr. Khan wanted that all efforts must be made to make use of MAEF as a vehicle for educational advancement of minorities. The Minister urged that the resources of private business houses can be provided to MAEF under the Corporate Social Responsibility for the development of minorities in the fields of education, infrastructure development, providing scholarships, skill development and entrepreneurial development.

Informing that Government intends to give incentive to the institution that promote diversity, the Minister also wanted to know what else Government can do for such institutions.

The officials from Ministry of Labour and Employment, Department of Personnel and Training, Department of Public Enterprises, representatives of CII, FICCI, PHDCCI along with the senior officers of the Ministry of Minority Affairs attended the meeting.

– tcn

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