Interest subsidy on educational loans

The government has launched a scheme to provide interest subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies for students belonging to the minorities, including Muslims.

Assam submits Rs 605 crore proposals to Minority Affairs Ministry

The Assam government has submitted proposals amounting to Rs 605.16 crore to the Central government for Multi-sectoral Development Programme, the state Assembly was informed.

Constitution wrongly interpreted to deny rights to minorities: Minister

The Constitution is being wrongly interpreted to deny minorities their "legitimate rights" which needs to be addressed by treating them as a "class of citizens" to enable them to avail of benefits, Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said Monday.

Minority Affairs Ministry launched new schemes, toned existing ones in 2013

The Ministry of Minority Affairs sharpened its focus in the year gone by launching new schemes as well as toning up the existing ones to reach out to minorities, mostly Muslims.

Education certificates by Madarsa Boards at par with other boards

Educational certificates issued by State Madarsa Boards will be considered at par with ones issued by CBSE or any other board, the Minority Affairs Ministry has said in response to an RTI query.

Govt withdraws Minority Affairs Ministry circular on meat

The government has withdrawn a circular issued by Minority Affairs Ministry that cow meat is a source of iron nutrients.

Minority Affairs Ministry fails to utilise bud allocation

Expressing unhappiness over the non-expenditure of Rs 559 crore out of the total budgetary allocation of Minority Affairs Ministry, a Parliamentary panel on Wednesday said.

Rs 17,323 crore allocated to Minority Affairs Ministry

Minority Affairs Ministry, which had sought an eight-fold hike in the Plan outlay, will have to be content with 137 per cent rise in the allocation for 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17).

Minority Affairs Ministry pushes quota for Muslims

In a bid to push forward the demand of Muslim reservation, the Minority Affairs Ministry has written a note to the Prime Minister’s Office.

PMO orders assessment of schemes for minorities

PMO has ordered an urgent study to assess impact of minorities programmes and identify gaps which could be plugged in the 12th Plan.

Minority Affairs Min seeks change in eligibility criteria

Minority Affairs Ministry on Wednesday
said it wants to change the eligibility criteria for `minority concentrated districts` by reducing the cut-off mark of such population from the existing
25 per cent to 15 per cent.