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State govts to give special consideration to minorities
|New Delhi: The Centre has directed all state governments to give special consideration to minorities in recruitment to state police forces and armed battalions in order to give proper representation to minorities, the Lok Sabha was informed today. In a written reply, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Satyanarain Jatiya said the Central Police Forces too had been asked to ensure representation of minorities. He said instructions have been issued making it mandatory to have a member belonging to minority community in Selection Committees and Boards constituted for recruitment to 10 or more vacancies in Group 'C' or Group 'D' in Central Government and Public Sector Undertakings.
He also said in order to help candidates of minority communities for competing successfully in services, the Ministry was implementing a scheme for pre-examination coaching classes for weaker sections, including minorities (PTI, 10 May). q
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