Centre seeks report on employment of minorities

A head-count of people belonging to minority communities employed in central government departments during last one year has been started by the Centre as part of review of the Prime Minister's 15-point programme for their welfare.

New Delhi: A head-count of people belonging to minority communities employed in central government departments during last one year has been started by the Centre as part of review of the Prime Minister's 15-point programme for their welfare.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked all central government departments to send details of people from minority communities, employed during April 2014 and March 2015 to it.

The information was earlier sought by the DoPT from all central government ministries. "Not many departments have given the information. A reminder has been issued on Friday seeking a consolidated annual data of recruitment of minority communities in the last one year," a senior DoPT official said.

"The reasons for decline in the percentage of recruitment of minority communities' candidates as compare to previous year's data may also be intimated," as per the earlier order.

The departments have been asked to give details separately of total number of employees working under them, number of persons employed during the year and persons from the minority community employed during the year in a set proforma. The details have to be given categories-wise -- Group A, B, C and D, separately.

In addition to the five communities already notified as minority communities viz., Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis), it may be ensured that data relating to Jain community candidates are also taken into account in the annual consolidated data, the DoPT had said.

Information in respect of Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs) are to be sent to Department of Public Enterprises.

There are about 48 lakh employees working in various central government departments.

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