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Published On:04 April 2012
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Forum for Muslim Studies & Analysis expresses concern over Minority Affairs Ministry failure to utilize funds

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Aligarh: Aligarh-based Forum for Muslim Studies & Analysis (FMSA) has expressed grave concern and anguish over failure of the Minority Affairs Ministry to utilize funds worth over Rs.587 crore and subsequently returning it back.


FMSA held a review meeting on the issue. Prof. Razaullah Khan, President of Millat Beadri, presided over the meeting. He pointed out that the parliamentary standing committee on social justice and empowerment has pulled up the ministry for the lethargy. Prof. Khan said, “The ministry should take corrective steps in future.”


Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid
AMU’s Ex Controller Prof. Humayun Murad said that the ministry has returned such a large grant whereas it has not attended several important problems fund by minorities as listed by Sachar Committee.


Carrying forwarded the concerns, Secretary of FMSA Jasim Mohammad said that the government has failed to constitute Equal Opportunities Commission which was recommended by Sachchar Committee. He said, “Large number of people belonging to minorities are lagging behind in every field and the ministry has failed to fulfill aspirations of people and the goal for which it was formed."


Dr. Mohammad Shahid said that the ministry has not taken any corrective steps for repeating past steps as earlier also in 2008-09 and 2009-10, it returned Rs. 33.63 crore and Rs. 31.50 crore, respectively.


The meeting passed a resolution demanding that the rising vacancies in the ministry should be filled up immediately so that work may not suffer. It demanded that the government should censure minority affairs minister for returning the funds which indicate inactiveness of the Minority Affairs Ministry, Govt. of India.

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