New Delhi, December 1 Minority Affairs Ministry claimed here today that the Government had accepted 73 recommendation of Sachar Committee and 72 of these were being implemented by various ministries and departments.
In written reply to a question in House, Minister of State in Minorities Affairs Vincent Pala said, "Out of the 76 recommendations of the Sachar Committee, government has accepted 73 of them. 72 recommendations are being implemented by various ministries and departments." One recommendation was deferred and the implementation of all others was being monitored by the Minority Affairs Ministry on a quarterly basis, he said.
Appointed in 2005, Sachar committee, headed by former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajinder Sachar, was commissioned to prepare a report on latest social, economic and educational condition of the Muslim community of India. The committee prepared a report of 403 pages and presented it in the Lok Sabha November 2006.
On vocational training scheme run by National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC), the Minister said: "The vocational training by NMDFC is meant for both males and females of the minority community. However, on an average, 50 per cent of the beneficiaries are women."
In 2011-12, NMDFC has sanctioned exclusive vocational training for 900 women of minority community from Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir. Pala said the Ministry has finalised a special scheme for leadership development of minority women in the 11th Five Year Plan and 30 per cent of scholarship in pre-matric and post-matric allowance schemes are earmarked for girls belonging to the minority community.