‘Minority welfare must not be tied to religion of officials’

May 14th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) With the government gearing to deploy officials from the minorities in areas they dominate, community leaders have said that welfare of minorities should not be linked to the “religion of bureaucrats” and sought better implementation of welfare measures for their economic and educational betterment. “The government must ensure effective implementation of welfare and other programmes meant for the minorities. A proper monitoring mechanism should be put in place if the government really intends to help them,” S.Q.R. Ilyas, spokesperson of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), told IANS.

Reliable government sources told IANS that the central government had decided to send officials from the minority communities to areas of their concentration to expedite the implementation of schemes meant for them.

The sources said the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had sent a communiqu

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