Prime Minister’s 15 Point Programme for the welfare of Minorities..
The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the welfare of minorities (PM’s New 15PP) is an overarching programme, which covers various schemes / initiatives of different Ministries/ Departments. In order to ensure that the benefits of various Government schemes flow equitably to minorities, this programme envisages location of a certain proportion of development projects in minority concentration areas. Presently 24 schemes/ initiatives of 11 different Ministries/Departments are covered under this Programme and are implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and concerned Ministries/Departments as per the guidelines of individual schemes/ programmes.
While the seven schemes, implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs are exclusively meant for the welfare of minority communities, in respect of other schemes, it provides that wherever possible 15% of targets and outlays should be earmarked for minorities. The State-wise physical/financial targets viz-a-viz achievements in respect of seven schemes implemented exclusively for the minority communities in the country and the summary of other schemes covered under PM’s New 15 PP during the 12th Plan period (2012-13 to 2014-15) are –
SPECIAL INITIATIVES FOR MINORITIES
Ministry of Human Resource Development
|Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madarsas||Released Rs. 182.49 Cr covering 9905 Madarsas and 23146 Teachers||Released Rs. 182.73 Cr covering 14859 Madarsas and 35376 Teachers||Released Rs. 108.68 Cr covering 11654 Madarsas and 26619 Teachers|
|Infrastructure Development for Minority Institutions||Released Rs.28.38 Cr for 184 Institutes||Released Rs. 24.99 Cr for 229 Institutes||Released Rs. 12.26 Cr for 131 Institutes|
Complete details are available on the website of the Ministry of Minority Affairs- www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.
This was stated by Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs in reply to question in Rajya Sabha today.