Equal Opportunity Commission likely to be set up

The government is mulling setting up the Equal Opportunity Commission as recommended by the Sachar Committee in its report on social, economic and educational status of Muslims, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

New Delhi: The government is mulling setting
up the Equal Opportunity Commission as recommended by the
Sachar Committee in its report on social, economic and
educational status of Muslims, the Rajya Sabha was informed
today.

The committee had recommended setting up of such a
commission to look into the grievances of the deprived groups,
Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said during Question
Hour.

He said as per a recent decision taken by his ministry,
MPs and MLAs could attend meetings of the 15-point committee
for the welfare of minorities.

Khurshid said the government has identified 90 minority
concentration districts (MCDs) on the basis of substantial
minority population and relative backwardness based on data of
2001 census.

He said the recommendations of the Ranganath Misra
Commission were under consideration. The commission had
recommended 15 per cent reservation for Muslims in education
and employment and also suggested inclusion of Muslim and
Christian Dalits in SC List.

PTI

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