Sachar report implementation priority: Khurshid

Last Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 20:18

New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister
Salman Khurshid said on Monday his ministry looked at implementing
the Sachar committee recommendations as its top priority
despite the fact that there were some "flaws" in the report.

The minister, who had recently invited criticism for
his comments that the Sachar report "was not the Quran" and
needs to be looked at with a critical eye, said his ministry
was committed to put into effect all the "positive" aspects of
the report as they were for the larger good.
Asked to comment on whether the Ranganath Mishra
committee recommendations were being worked on for
implementation, he said, "The ministry was giving priority to
the Sachar recommendations, and efforts are being made to
implement the very provident suggestions made by it."

Khurshid said the National Advisory Council has the
report to which his ministry has also added its own
suggestions, and views have also been placed before the
Planning Commission, but added that several facts in the
report were "incorrect".
"But we do not reject entire reports because of some
errors. We have received many positive suggestions from it
too... (Though) we have found some flaws in the report but
anything which is for the good should not be rejected," he
told reporters after meeting Surajit Mitra, who assumed charge
as the new Secretary in the Ministry of Minority Affairs here.

Asked to comment on Janata Party president Subramanian
Swamy`s controversial article that has already raised hackles
in the National Minorities Commission, Khurshid did not
directly make a remark on the issue but said it was the
responsibility of the government to make sure provocations do
not disturb peace in the country.


First Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 20:18
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