Prime Minister's new 15 point programme for the welfare of minorities


1. Enhancing Opportunities for Education

The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme is aimed at holistic development of children and pregnant/lactating mothers from disadvantaged section, by providing services through Anganwadi Centres such as supplementary nutrition, immunization, health check-up, referral services, pre-school and non-formal education.


2. Improving access to School Education

Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Scheme, and other similar Government schemes, it will be ensured that a certain percentage of such school are located in villages/localities having a substantial population of minority communities.


3. Greater resources for teaching Urdu

Central assistance will be provided for recruitment and posting of Urdu language teachers in primary Schools that serve a population in which at least one-forth belong to that language group.


4. Modernizing Madarsa Eductation

The Central Plan Scheme of Area Intensive and Madarsa Modernization Programme provides basic educational infrastructure in areas of concentration of educationally backward minorities and resources for the modernization of Madarsa education.


5. Scholarships for meritorious students from minority communities

Schemes for pre-matric and post-matric scholarship for students from minority communities will be formulated and implemented.


6. Improving educational Infrastructure through the Maulana Azad Education Foundation.

The Government shall provide all possible assistance to Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) to strengthen and enable it to expand its activities more effectively.


7. Self-Employment and Wage-Employment for the poor

The Swarnjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna (SGSY), the primary self-employment programme for rural areas, has the objective of bringing assisted poor rural families above the poverty line by providing them income generating assets through a mix of bank credit and Governmental subsidy.


8. Upgradatlon of skill through technical training

A very large proportion of the population of minority communities is engaged in low-level technical work or earns its living as handicraftsman. Provision of technical training to such people would upgrade their skills and earning capability.


9. Enhanced credit support for economic activities

The National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation (NMDFC) was set up in 1994 with the objective of promoting economic development activities among the minority communities. The Government is committed to strengthen the NMDFC by providing it greater equity support to enable it to fully achieve its objectives.
Bank credit is essential for creation and sustenance of self-employment initiatives.


10. Recruitment to State and Central Services

In the recruitment of police personnel, State Governments will be advised to give special consideration to minorities. For this purpose, the composition of selection committees should be representative


11. Equitable share in rural housing schemes

The Indira Awaas Yojna (IAY) provides financial assistance for shelter to the rural poor living below the poverty line. A certain percentage of the physical and financial targets under IAY will be earmarked for poor beneficiaries from minority communities living in rural areas.


12. Improvement In conditions of slums Inhabited by minority communities.

Under the schemes of Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme (IHSDP) and Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the Central Government provides assistance to States/UTs for development of urban slums through provision of physical amenities and basic services. It would be ensured that the benefits of these programmes flow equitable to members of the minority communities and to cities/slums, predominantly inhabited by minority communities.


13. Prevention & Communal Incidents

In the areas, which have been identified as communally sensitive and riot prone districts and police officials of the highest known efficiency, impartiality and secular record must be posted. In such areas and even elsewhere, the prevention of communal tension should be one of the primary duties of the district magistrate and superintendent of police. Their performances in this regard should be an important factor in determining their promotion prospects.


14. Prosecution for communal offences

Severe action should be taken against all those who incite communal tension or take part in violence. Special court or courts specifically earmarked to try communal offences should be set up so that offenders are brought to book speedily.


15. Rehabilitation of victims of communal riots

Victims of communal riots should be given immediate relief and provided prompt and adequate financial assistance for their rehabilitation.


Target Group:

Eligible sections among the minorities notified under the Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Budhhlsts, Jain and Zorastrians (Parsis)

Earmarking:

15% of the physical targets and financial outlays to be earmarked for minorities, wherever possible.

Implementation:

By Central Ministries / Departments through State Governments / Union Territories. The Ministry of Minority Affairs is the nodal Ministry.

Monitoring:

Stale level and District level committees to monitor implementation. A committee of Secretaries (COS) to review progress at the central level every six months and a report to be submitted to the Union Cabinet.




NMDFC


Aims & Objectives


National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) under the aegis of Ministry of Minorities Affairs, Government of India, is working to promote economic development of the notified minorities i.e.Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis. The Corporation is a Public Sector Undertaking, incorporated on 30th September, 1994 under Section 25 of the Companies Act as a Company not for profit. The main objective of NMDC is to promote economic and developmental activities for the benefit of “Backward Section” amongst the minorities, preference being given to the occupational groups and women.


Target groups


The TARGET GROUPS for NMDFC with regard to direct benefit are the persons belonging to the Minority Communities and living below DOUBLE the POVERTY LINE. Minority Communities as per the National Minorities Commission Act, 1992 are MUSLIMS, CHRISTIANS, SIKHS, BUDDHISTS and PARSIS. At present, families having “Annual Income” less-than Rs. 40,000/- in Rural Areas and Rs. 55,000/- in Urban Areas are categorized as BELOW DOUBLE THE POVERTY LINE.


CHANNELS TO REACH TARGET GROUPS


NMDFC is following two channels to reach the target groups:
STATE CHANNELISING AGENCIES (SCAs)
It is the main channel. SCAs are nominated by the respective State Governments. At present, NMDFC has 36 Channelising Agencies and a state- wise list of the same is given in Annexure l. NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION (NGOs)

The services of selected Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are availed for reaching the Self Help Groups (SHGs). Such an NGO should be more than three years old, apolitical,finncially sound,engaged in socio economic activities with minimum one year experience in thrift and credit.


Thus, following channels are available to the beneficiaries/SHGs/NGOs:
Individual beneficiaries......................................................SCAs
SHGs.............................................................................SCAs
NGOs.............................................................................SCAs
OR NGOs........................................................................NMDFC


SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES


LENDING SCHEMES
(The Scheme is for individual beneficiaries and is implemented through the SCAs)
Under the Term Loan Scheme, projects costing upto Rs. 5 lacs are considered. NMDFC provides loan to the extent of 85% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 4,25,000/-. The remaining cost of the project is met by the SCA and the beneficiary, however, the beneficiary has to contribute minimum 5% of the project cost. Rate of Interest charged from the beneficiaries is 6% p.a. on reducing balance.
Assistance under Term Loan Scheme is available for any commercially viable and technically feasible venture which for the sake of convenience has been into the following sectors:

1. Agriculture & Allied
2. Technical Trade
3. Small Business
4. Artisans & Traditional Occupation
5. Transport & Service Sector

An illustrative list of self employment projects grouped under the above referred sectors is given under the head “Illustrative List of Schemes”. The list is illustrative and not exhaustive.


MARGIN MONEY LOAN SCHEME


(The Scheme is for individual beneficiaries and is implemented through the SCAs)
Margin Money assistance is provided to beneficiaries availing bank finance. Generally Public Sector Banks finance upto 60% of the project cost and seek 40% from the beneficiaries. Under Margin Money Loan Scheme, NMDFC provides loan to the eligible beneficiaries to meet the requirement of margin asked by the bankers. For this purpose, loan upto 25% of the project cost subject to a maximum of 1.25 lacs per unit is available. The SCA and the beneficiary are expected to contribute the remaining amount. Rate of Interest charged from the beneficiaries is 3% p.a. on reducing balance.


EDUCATIONAL LOAN SCHEME


(The Scheme is for individual beneficiaries and is implemented through the SCAs)
NMDFC has introduced the scheme of Educational Loans with the objectives to facilitate job-oriented education amongst the weaker sections of Minorities. The scheme envisages maximum loan of Rs. 2.5 lacs i.e., Rs. 50,000/- every year for pursuing professional and technical courses of duration not exceeding 5 years. Funds for this purpose are made available to the SCAs at interest of 1% for lending to the beneficiaries at 3%. The loan is repayable maximum in 5 years after the completion of the course.


MICRO FINANCING SCHEME


(The Scheme is for the members of the Self Help Groups and is implemented through the SCAs as well as NGOs)
NMDFC launched the scheme of Micro Financing in 1998 on the pattern of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and Rashtriya Mahila Kosh under the Department of Women and Child Development in our own country. The scheme envisages micro credit to poorest among poor through selected NGOs of proven bonafide and their network of Self Help Groups. It is an informal loan scheme which ensures quick delivery of loan at the door steps of the beneficiaries with constant follow up. It also envisages a pre-requisite that the beneficiaries are first organized into Self Help Groups and get into the habit of effecting regular savings, however small. Under the scheme, loan upto a maximum of Rs. 25,000/- per beneficiary can be provided. The funds are made available to the NGOs at 1% interest p.a. who further lend to the SHGs at 5% interest p.a. The repayment period is maximum of 36 months.


INTEREST FREE LOAN FOR PROMOTION OF SHGs


(The Scheme is directly implemented by the NMDFC through the NGOs)
Financial assistance in the form of Interest Free Loan is provided to the NGOs for promotion of Self Help Groups (SHGs). The maximum amount of loan available is Rs. 2.15 lakhs for promotion of 50 SHGs of about 1000 members. The loan is repayable after one year and is adjusted by way of grant at the rate of 25% of the loan advanced by the SHGs and 5% on their growth of savings (provided the growth in savings is alteast 10% over the last year).


MAHILA SAMRIDHI YOJANA


(The Scheme is implemented through NGOs as well as SCAs)
Under Mahila Smaridhi Yojna, training is given to a group of around 20 women in any suitable craft activity. The group is formed into Self Help Group during the training itself and after the training, micro-credit is provided to the members of the SHGs formed. The maximum duration of the training is of 6 months with maximum training expenses of Rs. 500/- p.m. per trainee. During the training, a stipend of Rs. 250/- p.m. is also paid to the trainees. The training cost and stipend is met by NMDFC as grant. After the training, need based micro-credit (subject to maximum of Rs. 25,000/-) is made available to each member of the self help group so formed at interest rate of 4%.


PROMOTIONAL SCHEMES


1) VOCATIONAL TRAINING
(The Scheme is for individual beneficiaries and is implemented only through the SCAs)
NMDFC has introduced a scheme of vocational training for persons belonging to the Minority communities to develop their skills and knowledge with a view to make them competent for wage employment or self employment. Under this scheme, SCAs organize need based vocational training programmes in their States with the help of local recognized training institutions. Such programmes aregenerally of duration around six months. 85% of the cost of the training is met by NMDFC as grant while remaining 15% of the cost is borne by the SCA. The SCAs are required to pose their proposal to NMDFC on prescribed format for approval and sanction of funds.

2 MARKETING ASSISTANCE TO CRAFT PERSONS
(The Scheme is for individual craft persons as well as Self Help Groups and is implemented through both SCAs as well as NGOs)
With a view to support the craft persons in market promotion and sale of their products at remunerative price,NMDFC welcomes proposals from SCAs as well as NGOs for organizing exhibition at selected locations. In these exhibitions, handloom / handicraft precuts of Minority craft persons are exhibited and sold. Such exhibitions also serve the purpose of “Buyer Seller Meet” which is considered very useful for product development and market promotion for domestic consumption as well as exports. NMDFC provides grant for organizing exhibitions after due appraisal of the proposals.

3) ASSISTANCE FOR DESIGN DEVELOPMENT / SKILL UPGRADATION
(The Scheme is for the members of the Self Help Groups and is implemented through the SCAs as well as NGOs)
In this fast changing world, the people’s perception, likings and tastes are changing rapidly. Therefore, the handloom and handicraft items made by craft persons have to be latest in terms of design and aesthetics and competitive in terms of cost. Craft persons may require exposure to new designs and training to upgrade their skills to meet this challenge. NMDFC welcomes proposal from SCAs as well as NGOs for organizing design development / skill development training programme for the craft persons of Minority communities. After due appraisal, depending upon the merit of the proposals, NMDFC provides grant for organizing such programmes.



CHANNELISING AGENCIES


ANDHRA PRADESH 

Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Financial Corporation
Razzak Manzil, 5th Floor, 
Haj House, Nampally,
HYDERABAD - 500 001 (A.P.)
Tel.: 040-23244500/01
Fax: 23244368
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Integrated Development Corpn.
Ltd.(ANIIDCO)
Vikas Bhawan, Post Box No.180
Port Blair-744 101
Tel:03192-232090/234107
ASSAM

Assam Minorities Development and Finance Corporation Ltd.
R.G.B. Road, Ganeshguri
GUWAHATI 
Tel.: 0361-2595480 
Fax: 2207373
BIHAR 

Bihar State Minorities Financial Corporation Ltd.
34, Ali Imam Path, Harding Road, 
PATNA – 1 
Tel : 0612-2204975 
Fax: 2215994
CHANDIGARH 

Chandigarh SCs/BCs/Minorities Finance and Development Corporation Ltd.

Addl. Town Hall Building, 3rd Floor
Sector 17-C.
CHANDIGARH 
Tel: 0172-2707527
Fax: 2708690
CHHATISHGARH

Chhatisgarh State Antyavasayee Coop. Finance and Devt.Corpn.Ltd.
B-9, Sector-5
Devender Nagar, Raipur-492 005
CHHATISGARH
Tel: 0771-4248601-15
Fax: 4248617
DELHI 

Delhi SC/ST/OBC/Minorities & Handicapped Financial & Development Corporation.
Ambedkar Bhawan, Institutional Area
Sector – 16, Rohini
DELHI - 110 085
Tel: 011-27570627
Fax: 27572630
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu SC/ST Finance and Development Corpn.
D.I.C. Office, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Post Silvassa, Via Vapi (WIRLY)
PIN-396 230
GUJARAT 

Gujarat Minorities Finance and Development Corporation Ltd.
Ground Floor, Block No.11 
Dr. Jivraj Mehta Bhawan
GANDHINAGAR - 382 010
Tel: 079232-54583
Fax:54152 

HARYANA

Haryana Backward Classes & Economically Weaker Sections
Kalyan Nigam 
SCO 813-14, Sector 22-A
CHANDIGARH 
Tel : 0172-2701722,2701074 
Fax: 2726826


Mewat Development Agency
Housing Board Colony 
Nuh, Distt. Mewat
HARYANA
Telefax: 01267-271461
HIMACHAL PRADESH 

H.P. Minorities Finance and Development Corporation
SDA Complex
Block No.38, First Floor, Kasumpti
SHIMLA – 171 009
Tel :0177-2621271 
Fax: 2622164
JAMMU & KASHMIR

J&K Women’s Development Corporation
Block-A, 1st Floor, Old Secretariat
SRINAGAR 
Telefax: 0194-2458013 


J&K Women’s Development Corporation
615-A, Behind Laxmi Narain Temple
Gandhi Nagar
JAMMU 
Telefax: 0191-2430321


J&K SCs/STs & BCs Development Corporation
Romesh Market, Shastri Nagar
JAMMU - 180 004
Tel : 0191-2451762
Fax : 2433229


J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute (J&KEDI)
National Highway Road
Sempora, Pampore (Post Office Panthachowk)
KASHMIR J&K
Tel : 01933-224362/65


J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute (J&KEDI)
Rail Head Complex
JAMMU 
Tel : 0191-2474512
Te l: 2477328/29


J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute (J&KEDI)
Government Industrial Estate
LEH
Tel : 01982-252239
JHARKHAND

Jharkhand State Scheduled Tribes Cooperative Development Corporation Ltd.
Balihar Road, Morabadi
Ranchi - 834 008 
JHARKHAND
Tel: 0651-2552398
Fax: 2541686
KERALA 

Kerala State Backward Classes Development Corporation Ltd.
“SENTINEL”
TC No.27/588(7) & (8), 2nd Floor Pattoor, 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695 035
Tel : 0471-2577539,2577550
Fax: 2317539 


Kerala State Women’s Development Corpn.Ltd.
T.C. 20/2170, 
Opp. Manmohan Bunglow, Kowdiar P.O.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – 695 003
Tel: 0471-2727668
Fax: 2316006


Kerala State Cooperative Federation for Fisheries Development Ltd.
Kamaleswaran, Manacaud P.O.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695 009
Tel: 0471-2458606
Fax: 2457752
KARNATAKA 

Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation Ltd.
12th Floor, Main Tower
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Veedi
BANGALORE – 560 001
Telefax : 080-22864782
LAKSHADWEEP
Lakshadweep Development Corporations Ltd.
40/5598, IInd Floor, Near Padma Junction
M.G. Road, Ernakulam
Cochin-682 035
MAHARASHTRA 

Maulana Azad Alpsankhyak Aarthik
Vikas Nigam
DD Building, 2nd Floor, Old Custom House
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road 
MUMBAI – 400 023
Tel : 022-22653080
Fax: 22672294 
MIZORAM

Zoram Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.
J.Lalmingliana Building 
Tuikual `A’, (Below Tennis Court)
AIZAWL, MIZORAM – 796 001
Tel : 0389-2317390
Fax: 2326271 


Mizoram Cooperative Apex Bank
Bazar Bungkawn, PB-138, Aizawl
MIZORAM - 796 001
Tel: 0389-2322744
Fax: 2327764
MADHYA PRADESH  

M.P. Backward Classes & Minorities Finance and Development Corporation
Parisar-2, 1st Floor, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan 
35, Shyamala Hills
BHOPAL - 462 002
Tel : 0755-2660209
Fax: 2660175


Madhya Pradesh Hastshilp Avam Hathkargha Vikas Nigam
Hastshilp Bhawan, Hamidia Road
BHOPAL - 462 001 (M.P.)
Tel : 0755-2676920
Fax: 2676926

MANIPUR

Backward Classes Economic Development Society
Government of Manipur, 
Governer Road
IMPHAL-795 001 MANIPUR
Telefax : 0385-2442539
NAGALAND 

Nagaland Industrial Development Corpn. Ltd.
IDC House, P.B. No.5
Dimapur - 797 112
NAGALAND
Tel: 03862-230571
Fax: 226473


Nagaland Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd.
P.B.No.31, Half Nagarjan, 
Dimapur – 797 112
NAGALAND
Telefax : 03862-224591


Hornbill Finance Limited
“Grace Mansion”, Circular Road
DIMAPUR – 797 112 (NAGALAND)
Telefax : 03862-226581, 231985, 231466


Nagaland State Social Welfare Board
New Secretariat Complex
Post Box 229, Below DIPR Office
KOHIMA – 797 001 (NAGALAND)
Tel: 0370-2270301, 2270310
Fax: 2270307

ORISSA 

Orissa Backward Classes Finance and Development Cooperative Corporation Ltd.
Q.No.A/6, Unit – V
Near Rajiv Bhawan
BHUBANESWAR – 751 001
Tel: 0674-2391061
PUDUCHERRY 

Puducherry Backward Classes and Minorities Development Corporation.
No.5, Zamindar Gardens
PUDUCHERRY - 605 001
Fax : 0413-2325859
PUNJAB 

Punjab State Backward Classes Land Development & Finance Corporation

SCO No.60-61, Sector 17-A
CHANDIGARH 160 017
Tel : 0172-2705982
Fax: 2705995
RAJASTHAN

Rajasthan Minorities Finance and Development Cooperative Corporation Ltd.
Ambedkar Bhawan, Plot No.G-3/1
Room No.403/412, IIIrd Floor
Near Civil Lines Railway Crossing
JAIPUR 
Telefax: 0141-2220721

TAMIL NADU

Tamil Nadu Minorities Economic Development Corporation
807, Anna Salai, Vth Floor, P.O. Box 2785
CHENNAI – 600 002
Tel : 044-28514846
Fax: 28515450
TRIPURA

Tripura Minorities Cooperative Development Corporation Ltd.

P.O. Lake Chowmuhani,
Krishna Nagar, Agartala
WEST TRIPURA - 799 001
Telefax: 0381-2326512
UTTAR PRADESH

U.P. Minorities Financial Development Corporation Ltd.
746, 7th Floor, Jawahar Bhawan Ashok Marg
LUCKNOW - 226 001
Tel: 0522-2286158,2286854,2286401
Fax: 2286053/153

UTTRANCHAL

Uttranchal Alpsankhyak Kalyan Tatha Wakf Vikas Nigam
161, Old Nehru Colony
DEHRADUN, UTTRANCHAL
Telefax : 0135-2669723
WEST BENGAL 

West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation 

Bhabani Bhawan IInd Floor, (West), Alipore
KOLKATTA - 700 027
Tel: 033-24792893, 24792998
Fax: 24792995
     

YEAR WISE BENEFICIARIES ASSISTED


YEAR WISE DETAILS OF FUNDS AND BENEFICIARIES FINANCED BY NMDFC

Consolidated Report : 2004-05    2005-06    2006-07     2007-08     2008-09    2009-10     2010-11

ILLUSTRATIVE LIST OF SCHEMES



AGRICULTURAL & ALLIED SECTOR
Pump set with Shallow Bullock driven Cart
Tubewell Dairy Unit
Jasmine cultivation Mushroom Cultivation
Poultry (Broiler) Power Tiler
ARTISANS SECTOR
Barber Shop (Rural/Urban) Carpentry
Cotton Weaving Laundry Unit (Dhobi)
Powerloom Project Wood Carving
Handloom Weavers Silk Embroidery Works
SMALL BUSINESS SECTOR
Bakery Shop Book Shop
Cycle Rickshaw Repair Dhaba Unit
Cable T.V./Dish-Antenna Electric/Electronic Shop
Electric/Manual Typewriter Fast Food Restaurant
Foot Wear Shop Fruit & Vegetable Shop
Fruit/Veg. Vendor (mobile) General Store
Juice and Cold Corner Meat Shop
Pan Shop Pest./Fertilizer/Seed Shop
Photocopy Center Ready made Garments
Reksin Works Small Business
Bangle Shop Book Binding
STD/ISD/PCO Shop Sweet/Namkeen Shop
Tea Shop Tyre Repairing Shop
Hardware Store  
TECHNICAL TRADE SECTOR
Advertising Agency Aluminum Fabrication
Arc Welding Architect Consultancy
Audio/Video Servicing Auto Repair (2 Wheeler)
Autoelectric Workshop Automobile Repair (LMV)
Automobile Repair (HMV) Babui/Jute Rope Mfg.
Battery Servicing Videography
Beauty Parlour Bicycle Hiring and Repair
Civil Engg. Consultancy Dental Clinic
DTP Unit Electric Motor Rewinding
Small Restaurants Stationery Shop
Electric Repair Shop Electronic Repair Shop
Flour Mill Foot Wear Manufacturing
Gas Welding Fabrication Unit
Lathe Machine Laundry Unit (Modern)
Medical Shop Oil Expeller
Photography Plumber Shop
Printing Press Spray Painting Unit
Tailoring Shop Tailoring cum Readymade Garments
Videography  
TRANSPORT SECTOR
Autorickshaw Diesel Autorickshaw Petrol
Car Taxi/Maruti Van Jeep Taxi
Loading Autorickshawuse  
   

Delhi Minorities Commission


The Delhi Minorities Commission was set up under the Delhi Minorities Commission Act,1999 passed by the Delhi Legislative Assembly on 24.12.99. The notified Minority Communities, as per the Act, are Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis. To safeguard the rights and interests, as provided in the Constitution of India of religious minorities in the National Capital Territories of Delhi.Now as per the notification order dated 13/10/2008 by Chief Secretary, GNCT of Delhi "Jain" Community is also treated as Minority Community in the NCT of Delhi.

The Delhi Minorities Commission was set up under the Delhi Minorities Commission Act,1999 passed by the Delhi Legislative Assembly on 24.12.99. The notified Minority Communities, as per the Act, are Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis. The "Jain Community" has also been notified as Minority Community in the NCT of Delhi vide notification order dated 13.10.2008. The Commission consists of a Chairman and two Members from the Minority Communities of Delhi nominated by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi. The fourth (existing) Commission comprising Sh S.H.Khan , Chairman , Sh. Pushpinder Singh, Member and Sh. A.C .Michael, Member has taken over the charge on 23-03-2011.

NAME DESIGNATION TELEPHONE NO.  
    Office Residence
Sh. Safdar H. Khan Chairman

23370825

23379753(D)

9810003455
Sh. Pushpinder Singh Member 23379744(Tele-Fax) 9810188883
Sh. A.C. Michael Member 23379756(Tele-Fax) 9818155290
Sh. Mannoj Chauhan Secretary

23370824

23378753(Fax)

32411629
Sh. C.P.Kashyap Dy. Secretary 23370823 9313352944

Benefits under student welfare schemes Of Delhi Govt.

Directorate of Education

Sr.No. Name of welfare schemes Eligibility Class Rate / benefit per child p.a.*
1.

(1) Free supply of text books
(2) Free supply of Geometry Box

All students of Govt.Aided
All students

Nursery
I to VIII
IX-X
XI-XII
VIII,
IX-X, and who opt
Math as subject in XI & XII

Provides Learning Kit
Provides a set of books
Provides cash @Rs.600/-
Provides cash@Rs.800/-
@Rs. 30/- per student in cash

2.*

Subsidy for school uniform

All students of Govt. & Aided

Nur to V

VI to VIII

IX to XII

Cash subsidy @Rs.500/-
Cash subsidy @Rs.700/-
Cash subsidy @Rs.900/-

3.

Welfare of Educationally backward Minorities students (Govt.)

All Muslims & neo budhists students whose parental income does not exceed 2.00 lac p.a.

I to V
VI to VIII
IX to X
XI XII

@Rs.300/-per student
@Rs.400/-per student
@Rs.500/-per student
@Rs.600/-per student

4.

Lal Bahadur Shastri scholarship to meritorious students (Govt.)

Students who secured GRADE – A Or 80% and above marks in previous exam, whose parental income does not exceed 2.00 lac p.a.

VII to VIII
IX to X
XI to XII

@ Rs. 1000/- per student

@ Rs. 1500/- per student

@ Rs. 2000/- per student

5.

Mid Day Meal (G & A)

All students upto Class VIII

I to VIII

Provides Cooked Meal

6.

Incentive to girls for secondary education (CSS) (G & A)

All SC/ST girls who have passed class VIII and are admitted to class IX in Govt./Govt. Aided and Local Body schools and should be below 16 years of age and unmarried

IX

Rs. 3000/- will be deposited in the name of eligible girls, which could be withdrawn on attaining 18 years of age and on producing the pass certificate of X class.


Department for Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities
Sr.No. Name of welfare schemes Eligibility Class Rate / benefit per child p.a.*
1.

Free Supply of Stationery (G & A)

All pass out SC/ST/OBC/Minorities students whose parental income does not exceed 2.00 lac p.a. Attentance should not be less than  70% in the … year.

VI to VIII

IX to XII

@Rs. 450/- per annum.

@Rs. 750/- per annum.

2.*

Merit Scholarship
(for OBC students)

(G & A)

All pass out OBC students. The parental income should not exceed 2.00lac p.a.

VI to VIII

IX to XII

@Rs. 600/-(55% to 59.99%)
@Rs. 720/-(60% & above)
@Rs. 1620/-(55% to 59.99%)

@Rs. 2040/-(60% & above)
3.

Merit Scholarship for SC/ST/Minorities 

All pass out SC/ST/OBC/Minorities students. No income limit for SC/ST students and should not exceed Rs. 2.00 lac in case of Minorities.

I to VIII

IX to XII

Rs. 1000.00 thousand per students per year
Rs. 1620/- (55-59.99)
Rs. 2040/- 60% and above (Marks in previous year exam.)

Modified
4.

Pre – Matric
Scholarship (CSS)

  1. Minorities

 

OBC

All minorities students in Govt. schools who have secured 50% marks in previous exam and whose parental income is upto 1.00 lac p.a.

All OBC students in Govt. schools who have passed previous exam and whose parental income is upto 44500/- p.a.

I to X

 

 

I to V
VI to VIII
IX to X

Rs. 100/- p.m. for 10 months

 

 

Rs.75/-p.m.
Rs.90/- p.m. for 10 months
Rs. 100/- p.m.

CSS
5.

Post  Matric
Scholarship (CSS)
(1)Minorities

 

 

(2)SC/ST/OBC/

All minorities students in Govt. school who have secured 50% marks in previous exam and whose parental income is upto 2.00 lacs p.a. 

All SC/ST/OBC/ students in Govt. schools who have passed previous exam  and whose parental income is upto
Rs. 2.00 lacs p.a. for SC
Rs. 1.08 lacs p.a. for ST
Rs. 1.00 lacs p.a. for OBC

XI to XII

 

 

XI to XII

Rs. 230/- p.m. for 10 months

 

 

SC: Rs. 230/-p.m.
ST: Rs.230/- p.m. for 10
OBC: Rs.160/- p.m. months

CSS
6.

Exemption from payment of fee for Board examination

Should be students from SC/ST community

 

Students appearing in board examination (classes X and XII are exempted from payment of examination fees.


Mission


To safeguard the rights and interests, as provided in the Constitution of India of religious minorities in the National Capital Territories of Delhi.


The Commission performs mainly the following functions:


1. Examine the working of the various safeguards provided in the Constitution of India or laws enacted by Parliament and the laws passed by the Legislative     Assembly of Delhi for the protection of the Minority Communities, and to make recommendations to ensure their effective implementation.

2. Monitor the implementation of the policies and schemes of the Government for the welfare of Minority Communities.

3. Assess the representation of Minority communities in the services of the Government, semi-Government bodies and Govt. Undertakings, Municipal Corporation of     Delhi, Delhi Development Authority, New Delhi Municipal Council, other local authorities and in case of inadequate representation , to recommend remedial     measures.

4. Look into specific complaints regarding the deprivation of the rights and safeguards of the Minority Communities and to take up such matters with the appropriate     authorities for necessary action.

5. Conduct studies, research, analysis in order to make recommendations to promote socio- economic upliftment of Minority Communities and hold seminars,     debates, discussions etc. on the problems affecting the Minority Communities in Delhi.


Members of the Advisory Committee of Delhi Minorities Commission


         

List of State Minorities Commissions


Sr.No. State Address Tel. No. Fax No.
1.

Andhra Pradesh (Statutory Commission)

A.P. State Minorities Commission Room No. 301,
A-Block, Secretariat Building, Hyderabad – 500 022

040- 23453078 (O)

040- 23453206

2.

Assam (Non-Statutory)

Assam State Minorities Commission, Sujata Apartments, 1st Floor, Nilomani Phukan Path, Christian Basti Guwahati – 781 005

O361-2341026 (O)

9864056217

9954093902

0361-205992

3.

Bihar (Statutory)

Bihar State Minorities Commission, Barrack No. 7,
Old Secretariat, Patna – 300 015

0612-2213595 (O)
0612- 2290217 (R)

9431020324

0612-22215051

4.

Chhattisgarh (Statutory)

Chhattisgarh Minorities Commission C-186, Shailendra Nagar, Raipur – 492 001 (C.G.)

0771-2434807 (O)

9893701100/9203907800

0771-2424809,

4048667

5.

Delhi (Statutory) Delhi State minorities Commission Act, 1999

Delhi State Minorities Commission, 1st Floor, C-Block Vikas Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110 002

011-23370825, 23379753 (D)

011 23378269

6.

Jharkhand (Statutory)

Jharkhand Minorities Commission, Building No. 3,
Artisen Hostel, Dhurwa, Ranchi – 834 004

0651-2400946, 2212518

9431362950, 9939676721

0651-2400946

2400952

7.

Karnataka (Statutory)

Karnataka State Minorities Commission , 5th Floor, Vesveshwariah Tower(M) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore – 560 001

080-22864204, 22863400 (O)
080-25714775 (R)

9448456480

080-22863282

8.

Madhya Pradesh (Statutory)

M.P. State Minorities Commission,
E-Block, Old secretariat,

Bhopal – 462 011

0755- 2732204

0755-2732204

9.

Maharashtra (Non-Statutory)

Maharashtra State Minorities Commission, Behind J. J. School of Arts, Badruddin Tayabji Marg,
Near C.S.T. Railway Station, Mumbai – 400 001

022-22610156, 22650085 (O
022-23000108 (R)

9820356063

022-22610156

10.

Manipur (Non-Statutory)

Manipur State Minorities Commission, Ministers’ Block, First Floor, Room No.140 & 141, Secretariat, Imphal – 795 001

0385-2459665, 2220198 (O) 2221946 (R)

9862241975, 9856169137,

9436080057

0385- 2459665

11.

Punjab

Punjab State Minority Commission,
Room No. 40, 4th Floor,
Civil Secretariat Punjab, Chandigarh

0172-2740611/Extn.4910

9815524355

0172-2740936

12.

Rajasthan (Statutory)

Rajasthan State Minorities Commission, Room No. 308-309, SSO Building, Secretariat, Jaipur – 302 001

0141-2227100, 2227222 (O)

0141-2227497

13.

Tamil Nadu (Non-Statutory)

Tamil Nadu State Minorities Commission, No. 735, LLA Building,
3rd Floor, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002

044-28510303 (O)
044-24349235 (R)

9444028305

044-28111129

14.

Uttar Pradesh (Statutory)

U.P. State Minorities Commission 609, Indira Bhawan, Lucknow – 226 001

0522-2287097(O)
9415217074

0522-2288710

15.

Uttarakhand (Statutory)

Uttarakhand State Minorities Commission, 14/1, Laxmi Road, Dehradun – 248 001

0135-2671201(O)
9837050564

0135-2671201

16.

West Bengal (Statutory)

West Bengal Minorities Commission, Bhawani Bhawan (2nd Floor West), Alipore, Kolkata – 700 027

033-24398877 (O)
033-24792894/95

9830586998

033-24398592



Chairman
Dilip Singh Hora
C.G.State Commission For Minorities

 

Raipur:- – 492 001 S. Dilip Singh Hora (Cabinet Minister) Office : C.G.State Commission For Minorities C-186,Shailendra Nagar Raipur

Chhatisgarh:- Residence : A-1,Sai Nagar,Devendra Nagar Road Raipur Chhatisgarh-492 001
Ph No. : 0771-2445074 Mob : 94252 09202

 

 

Member
Shri Murtza Vanak
C.G.State Commission For Minorities Raipur – 492 001

 

Raipur:- Office : C.G.State Commission For Minorities
C-186,Shailendra Nagar
Chhatisgarh:- Residence : Razzab Ali & Sons Shim Chowk Sadar Bazar Bilaspur Chhatisgarh
Ph No. : 0771-2434809 Mob : 94255 30472

 

 

Minority Schools in Delhi


Schools List


Communal Violence Bill


Discussed on
30th November 2011
At

India Islamic Cultural Centre

Under the Patronage of
Sh. Arshad Madani
President Jamiat Ulama – i – Hind

The NAC has come out with the working group’s draft “Prevention of Communal & Targeted Violence Bill”. It is spread on 67 pages with nine chapters and 138 clauses and their sub – clauses. However, the draft is by far a much improved one than all its earlier versions. Some of the highlights of the draft bill are as follows:

Definition of Communal / Targetted Violence enhanced to include:

1. Sexual assault.

2. Hate propaganda.

3. Organized Communal and Targeted Violence.

4. Aiding financially, materially or in kind for commission of offence under this Act.

5. Set of existing Offence under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 namely 153, 153B, 295, 298 among others.

6. Torture by a public servant.

7. Communal harmony, formation of National Authority & State Authorities for Communal harmony, justice & reparation with additional power equivalent to a Civil Court.

8. Equal Compensation.

9. Command responsibility making police and administration accountable for their failure to prevent violence.

Union Ministers Sh. Gulam Nabi Azad, Sh Farooq Abdullah, MPs Sh Akhlesh Yadav, Sh. Rashid Maqsood , Sh. Sita Ram Yechury, VC Aligarh Univ. Sh. Abdul Aziz, Delhi Minorities Commission, Chairman Sh. Safdar Khan, Member Sh. Pushpinder Singh supported the Bill.




List of Members of NMCME


NMCME List


























































Information News

In a meeting for Mapping of the Educational Requirements for Minorities in India Mr. Kapil Sibbal Union Minister for HRD emphasized on the importance of Mapping of Educational Institutions, Headvised committee to visit 80 Minority Dominated areas of India and Submit a detailed report in 3 months. The meeting held on 24th May 2012 was attended by Chairman Sh. P.A. Inamdar, Member Sh. Pushpinder Singh and Sh. Syed Dehlvi & officials of HRD.



Sachar Committee Report

List of 90 Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs)

List of Class I towns where minority population is 25% or more of total population

List of 121 districts having a substantial minority population



Reserve Bank of India







HRD ministry to create National Database for Minorities’ Education

In an attempt to develop a consolidated action plan to ensure access to quality education for minorities, the Human Resource Development Ministry has commissioned a national-level database that will capture all their education-related data.

The move, a year ahead of general elections, comes after reviews of the progress made on Sachar Committee recommendations. The decision also comes close on the heels of the PMO seeking the reasons for high dropout rate at secondary school level among minorities.

The database will track enrolment trends and help map the presence of educational infrastructure in districts/blocks dominated by minorities and assess their adequacy with respect to the educational needs of the area. The ministry has already roped in the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to develop a software for the database.

The Sachar Committee Report says “one-fourth the Muslim children in the age group of 6-14 have either never attended school or are dropouts. For children above 17 years, the educational attainment of Muslims at matriculations is 17 per cent as against the national average of 26 per cent. Only 50 per cent of Muslims who complete middle school are likely to complete secondary education, compared to 62 per cent at national level”.



DIRECT TAXES CODE NOW !!

Changes are being brought in Income Tax Law and Ministry Finance Government of India has Prepared a detailed bill which shall be implemented throughout the country in place of the existing income Tax Law.This proposed bill has been put in public domain for information and feedback from the people. The central Goverement had announced that this law would come into the force from 1st April,2012 and all the steps of legislation would be completed by then .However, it appears that it would take some more time,because,this legislation is pending with Parliament’s standing committee (Finance) for consideration.The committee will give its recommendations and then it will be finalized and will be presented in parliament for passage.

There will be debate in both Houses of Parliament on this bill.Thereafter we will get a clear and proper shape of the law which will be enforced.It will then be sent for Presidential assent,and this new law will finally replace the old law.Generally,Finance Bills do not invite amendments as it is believed that they undergo scrutiny from officers, experts and select committee of Parliament and then final shape in given. And therefore, the bill presented by the Government in the Parliament is passed without any change or amendment and the law is implemented.

In1984,when Income Tax Law was amended, a provision was introduced for compulsory interest on the income of the religious institutions and it was further provided that the income of the religious Institutions be taxed.The All India Muslim Personal Law Board had called this move as a wrong step and lanched a campaign against this. Hazrat Maulana Minnatullah Rahmani,the then General Secretary of the board stayed in Delhi for several weeks.Other Leaders of the board viz.Hazrat Maulana Mufti Ateequr Rahman Usmani and Respected Dr.Yusuf Najmuddin Saheb made efforts in this direction and finally many amendments were brought.Thus, the Government ended the ways for compulsory interest for religious institutions and Income Tax on the same.

The proposed Income Tax Law (Direct Taxes Code) is also troublesome for religious and welfare institutions.If this Bill is passed in its present form, it will prove harmful to non-commercial educational institutions and all voluntary organizations,religious institutions and places of worship will also get affected.In this bill, there is a provision about exemption to public religious bodies.Perhaps because of this provision,there is a misunderstanding that the mosques would not invite tax.It would be a great mistake to assume that Mosque,Temple,Church,Gurdwara,Fire Temples are public religious bodies and therefore,there will be no tax on them or their income.There is no doubt that mosque and temple and all places of worship are Public Religious Bodies.but,we should not interpret the law on the basis of our assumptions.Only that interpretation of the Law will be acceptable which is explained by the law.In view of the explanation, Mosque,Temple,Church,Gurdwara and Fire Temple-all will have to pay income tax.Similarly,Madarsas,Orphanages,welfare,educational and religious institutions will be taxed.

There is no doubt that if this proposed Law remains in its present form, then Temple,Mosque,Church ,Gurdwara and Fire Temple-all will come under its purview.

We must study Direct Taxes Code,try to understand it and express our opinion. We must not remain complacent or under any illusion.we must assert our rights.It is a fact that the new legislation will create new problems and this will harm every religious unit.Therefore , if co-operation is sought from every religious unit which is likely to get affected,then the situation may be brought under control.

It is presumed that the mosques & other holy places are public religious institutions and that they are non-profit organizations.There is no denying that the mosques are the public religious institutions and non-profit organizations as understood by the people in general.They are non constructed for business.There is no financial benefit from them nor one imagines so,but it is a layman’s perception; when it comes to law,legal words will come into force and not public perception.This is also the case with Direct Taxes Code.Whatever is written in the law will be implemented whether we like it or not.There is no doubt that non-profit organizations have separate status in this code and Income Tax is not proposed on them under this code.Therefore,it has to be legally examined whether the Mosque,Imamwadas,Kabarstan Idgaah,Temples,Churches,Gurudwaras are Public Religious Intitutions or not.This propoed bill provides that those Public Religious Institutions will not be taxed which are non-Profit Organizations ------------- And which are non-profit organizations?

The Act says in reply to this that,those organizations which are exclusively for “one community” or “one religion” do not come under the category of non-profit organizations------which means Income Tax will be levied on them (their income).In clause 169 of the proposed code it is described in detail,which is as follows: ……………….(in English)

Clause 169 of Direct Taxes Code is clear and under this the place of worship belonging to the”followers of a particular religion” has been kept under Taxable category.Therefore it clearly provides for levying Income Tax on Mosque,Imamwadas,Kabarstan Idgaah,Temples,Churches,Gurudwaras or Fire Temples.Many other provision in this code also warrant amendments.

EXTRACTS FROM THE NOTE OF
Md Wali Rahmani,
Secty.All India Muslim Personal Law Board.

PREPARED BY
PUSHPINDER SINGH, MEMBER,
DELHI MINORTIES COMMISSION



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