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New Building for MAEF soon

New Delhi: Union minister for social justice and empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot, after holding a meeting with Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, minister of state (independent charge) for minorities affairs said on 4 October while talking to media persons that the building of ministries of social justice and minorities affairs near New Delhi Railway Station has become old and there is shortage of space also. Hence a new building will be constructed in its place. He said that both ministries have jointly decided about this new building which will remove the difficulties of shortage of space in the old building. According to DPR (Detailed Project Report) this will be an eight-storeyed building, will cost about Rs. 200 crores, reconstruction work likely to be started in April ‘17 and likey to be completed by 2018. Mr. Gehlot also went round the ministry of minorities affairs, met the employees and reviewed the work being done in this (minorities affairs) ministry. He said that before 1998, ministry of minorities affairs was a part of (or included in) the ministry of social justice and empowerment which at that time was housed in the old building in Pahar Ganj near New Delhi Railway Station. He said that subsequently minorities affairs ministry was constituted as a separate ministry by dividing the social justice ministry into two parts: one part was given to minorities affairs ministry and in the other part social justice and empowerment ministry was housed.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 November 2016 on page no. 15

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