‘The Cabinet has cleared the setting up of Equal Opportunities Commission’

Union Minister for Minority Affairs K. Rahman Khan claimed that his Ministry was holding periodic review meetings with other Ministries and Departments concerned to monitor the progress in the implementation of the Sachar Committee report.

Inaugurating a talk on “A Karnataka perspective of Sachar Committee Recommendations & the role of advocacy” by committee Mr. M. A. Basith here on Sunday, Mr Khan said that the Cabinet has just cleared the setting up of Equal Opportunities Commission which envisages the coverage of deprived groups belonging to minorities in the government sector. According to a statement by the Bangalore Friday Forum which organised the talk, Mr. Khan also said the National Waqf Development Corporation (NAWADCO), which was established in January 2014 with corpus of Rs.500 crore, would assist States and provide both financial and technical support to the Muslim community by developing Waqf properties for educational empowerment.

He said the Waqf properties put in place world class facilities such as Universities, health care and convention centres. He also highlighted the significance of the role of advocacy in the successful implementation of Sachar recommendations in Karnataka.

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