Recruitment of Minorities
As per the Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M dated 8th January, 2007, the Central Ministries/Departments are required to furnish the annual data on recruitment of candidates belonging to minority communities for the year ending 31st March by 30th April of the following year. During the year 2013-14, as per reports received from 74 Ministries/Departments, a total number of 128964 or about 7.89% of the total recruitments made were from the minority community. For the year 2014-15, so far 45 Ministries/Departments have furnished the data. As per the available information, in the year 2014-15, a total number of 9328 or about 8.51% of candidates recruited by these Ministries/Departments were from minority community.
The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements Seekho aur Kamao, a scheme for placement linked skill development of minorities. Further, a new organization Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) has been established on 11/11/2014 as Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for addressing all skill development needs of minority comminutes, to ensure provision of sustainable livelihoods to them, with emphasis on self-employment.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri B. Vinod Kumar in the Lok Sabha.