`Maharashtra to try for minority status to Jains at national level`
Mumbai: Claiming that Maharashtra government was the first to grant minority status to Jain community, state Minority Development Minister Arif Naseem Khan has said that they would lobby with the Centre for a similar status to Jains at the national level.
"It is important for the Jain community to get minority community status at the national level," Khan said during a programme here yesterday.
He pointed out that the representation of Jain community in the state administration was very minimal.
"People from the Jain community should take advantage of the pre-recruitment training programmes for IAS and IPS, undertaken by the state Minorities Department," Khan said.
If people from this community participate in these programmes, it will help them come into the mainstream, he added.
"Maharashtra government is totally committed for the development of Jain community in educational and social fields. The state government will make every effort to bring Jain community into the mainstream," Khan added.
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