Terms of reference:
The Committee has to address, inter alia, the following questions:
1. In which States, Regions, Districts and Blocks do
Muslims of India mostly live?
2. What is the geographical pattern of their economic
activity, i.e. what do they mostly do for a living in various States,
Regions and Districts?
3. What are their asset base and income levels relative
to other groups across various States and Regions?
4.(a) What is the level of their socio-economic
development in terms of relevant indicators such as literacy rate, dropout
rate, Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) etc.?
(b) How does this compare with other communities in various States?
5.(a) What is the Muslims’ relative share in public and
private sector employment?
(b) Does it vary across States?
(c) What is the pattern of such variations?
(d) Is the share in employment in proportion to their population in various
(e) If not, what are the hurdles?
6.(a) What is the proportion of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)
from the Muslim community in the total OBC population in various States?
(b) Are the Muslim OBCs listed in the comprehensive list of OBCs prepared by
the National and State Backward Classes Commissions and adopted by the
Central and State Governments for reservation for various purposes?
(c) What is the share of Muslim OBCs in the total public sector employment
for OBCs in the Centre and various States in various years?
7.(a) Does the Muslim community have adequate access to
(i) education (ii) health services (iii) municipal infrastructure (iv) bank
credit and (v) other services provided by Government / public sector
(b) How does this compare with access enjoyed by other communities in
(c) What is the level of social infrastructure [(i) Schools (ii) health
centers (iii) Anganwari centres and (iv) other facilities] located in areas
of Muslim concentration in comparison to the general level of such
infrastructure available in various States?
The Committee has to consolidate,
collate and analyse the above information to identify areas of intervention
by Government to address relevant issues relating to the social, economic
and educational status of the Muslim community.
In order to supplement its own efforts and in addition to the published data
- the High Level Committee invites from the general public (specially women
organisations) information on the above mentioned issues.
Please send one signed hard copy of your response to us by post and also
e-mail it to us. Kindly do write your (a) full name (b) postal address (c)
e-mail address (d) phone number (e) detailed description of the source of
the information contained in your answer. Enclose photocopy (certified by
yourself) of the original source (i.e. document in support of what you
write). Answers may kindly be sent to us within one month of the publication
of this invitation. The Committee shall be grateful to you for your
(Dr. Syed Zafar Mahmood)
Officer on Special Duty