Andhra Pradesh

‘Ensure schemes for minorities reach the target group’


State Minorities Commission chairman Abid Rasool Khan has said that the Commission would strive for the welfare of minorities and solve their prevailing problems in the State.

Mr. Khan, along with Commission members, visited Karimnagar town on Wednesday and held a review meeting on the Prime Minister’s 15-point programme with the district officials.

Speaking on the occasion, the Commission’s chairman informed the officials to ensure that the State and Central government welfare schemes sanctioned for the welfare of minorities should reach the beneficiaries. Stating that the Commission has judicial powers, he said that they would summon the officials if they fail to implement the schemes sanctioned for the welfare of minorities.

Expressing concern over non-availability of Minorities’ Welfare Officer in the district, he said that they would recommend the State government to take appropriate measures to fill the post and deploy additional staff for the effective implementation of welfare schemes. He also informed the Collector to allocate a building for housing the Minorities Welfare Office in the town.

Mr. Khan also said that the Commission had received complaints about non-availability of Urdu teachers in various Urdu-medium schools in the district, and added that they would inform the government and take measures for filling up all vacant posts in such schools. Commission members Gautam Jain, Thakur Hrudayanath Singh, Javed Ali Khan, Jagtial legislator T. Jeevan Reddy, and Collector Neetu Prasad were also present.

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