Senior journalist Vinod Sharma appointed member NMC
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Last Updated: Friday, August 06, 2010, 23:39
New Delhi: Senior journalist Vinod Sharma has been appointed as member of National Minority Commission. Sharma, Political Editor of Hindustan Times, who has a three-decade long career in journalism, will replace veteran journalist Dilip Padgaonkar whose term expired a few months back. He will be the sixth member of the Commission.

The body has one member each from the five notified minority communities, while government appoints the sixth member purely at its discretion. Commenting on the appointment, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that Sharma's joining the Commission will enrich its working.

"I am hopeful that being a person from media, he will bring with him his vast experience of objectivity which will give a fillip to the Commission's work for minorities," Khurshid said.

The Commission is also likely to get a new chief next month as the term incumbent Chairman Md. Shafi Qureshi comes to an end September 2.

Currently, apart from Qureshi, the other Commission members are H T Sangliana (Vice Chairperson), Spalzes Angmo, Harvendra Singh Hanspal and Syeda Bilgrami Imam.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 06, 2010, 23:39

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