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Educational awareness 1st preference of Delhi Minorities Commission

New Delhi: Safdar Husain Khan, who was appointed new chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) in place of former chairman Kamal Farooqi after a long gap, said that his first priority as chairman will be to solve the problems and difficulties of minorities satisfactorily alongwith creating educational awareness among minority youths particularly women. In reply to a question he said that since the Minorities Commission has limited powers, talks will be held with government to vest it with constitutional powers to enforce its decisions.

In reply to another question with reference to prime minister’s 15-point programme for the welfare of minorities he said that if this programme could not be implemented properly because of some difficulties, every possible effort will be made to remove these difficulties so that the benefits of this programme could be made available to the concerned people.

Regarding non-utilisation of funds allotted to the Commission and the consequent return of the unspent fund, he said that this would not be allowed in future and all steps will be taken to properly spend the allotted funds for people’s welfare. Regarding complaints made to the Commission by aggrieved persons or organisations he said that our efforts will be to dispose of maximum number of complaints of the people within the prescribed period. About non-registration of on-line complaints by the people he said that awareness about this facility will be created among the people. In addition to Safdar Husain Khan, two other members of DMC viz. Sardar Pushpender Singh and AC Michael representing Sikh and Christian communities were also present at the press conference.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 April 2011 on page no. 19

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