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Muslim professionals invite suggestions for India's 12th five Year Plan

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The 12th Five Year Plan is in the last stages of being finalized. We feel that there is a lot which needs to be included, re-looked at and constant intervention is required till the 12th Five year Plan is finalized and declared.
Mumbai-based Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) has invited suggestions and critique on 12th Five Year Plan. Following is the text of the press release:

Sachar Committee and a series of reports including the Ranganath Mishra Commission report have brought to light the pathetic Economic and Social conditions in which the Muslim community lives in India. The RSS driven propaganda of 'Appeasement of Minority' has been completely demolished by these reports. It has been established that Muslims have been consistently discriminated and excluded from the development process over the past 60 years. Today they constitute the most underprivileged sections of Indian society. 

UPA government had initiated a 15 point Prime Minister's programme to address some of these problems, it established a Ministry of Minority Affairs to look into the deficit development of minorities. 11th Five Year Plan included a number of schemes: a few of these yielded positive results but many failed to achieve desired objectives. 

A large number of people are engaged with the review of the 11th Five Year Plan across India. During the process of the preparation of 12th Five year Plan some of us continued our engagement with the planning commission and the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

The 12th Five Year Plan is in the last stages of being finalized. We feel that there is a lot which needs to be included, re-looked at and constant intervention is required till the 12th Five year Plan is finalized and declared. While going through the steering committee reports and the working group reports of various ministries we realized that a detailed critique of the working group and steering committee reports is required. 

We are approaching you to contribute in preparing this critique. While launching this work on the critique we also admit that a lot of positive work has been done and if fully translated on the ground it can bring about major changes in the condition of the underprivileged. 

Kindly go to the Planning Commission of India's website and look for steering committee and working group reports of various ministries. Many ministries have not uploaded the reports as yet. We are trying to intervene and get more reports online. 

You can choose a ministry which you feel you are more familiar with:

http://planningcommission.nic.in/aboutus/committee/index.php?about=12strindx.htm
http://planningcommission.nic.in/plans/planrel/12appdrft/appraoch_12plan.pdf
http://planningcommission.nic.in/reports/genrep/index.php?repts=report_css.htm
 
Kindly send us your responses according to the following parameters:
1. Problems in design of existing schemes or conceptual problems in dealing with the issue of the minority community;
2. Problems that the suggested schemes are likely to face due to inherent design problems.
3. Problems in implementing the existing schemes from your experience on the ground.
4. New schemes which should have been suggested and are not there. 
5. Any other measures required as part of the planning process to ensure that minorities attain their rights as equal citizens. 
6. Or any other data you fee is relevant for the working group of Planning Comission
 
Note:
1. Please send your responses to aamir.edresy@gmail.com and/or planningcommissionWG@gmail.com
2. Please also share your contact information while sending the suggestions.
3. The last date for submitting your responses is June 10, 2012.
 
Sincerely,
 
Aamir Idrisi, President, Association of Muslim Professionals
Azam Khan, Member, Working Group, MoMA
Gagan Sethi, Member Assessment and Monitoring Authority, Planning Commission of India
Gauhar Raza, Member, Steering Committee, Planning Commission of India
Maulana Mujadidi, Member Assessment and Monitoring Authority, Planning Commission of India
SM Hilal, Member, Steering Committee, Planning Commission of India
Shabnam Hashmi, Anhad, Member Assessment and Monitoring Authority, Planning Commission of India
Zakia Soman, BMMA

 

Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) is a registered society for all Muslim professionals, and willing volunteers to share their knowledge, intellect, experience and skills for the overall development of not just the Muslim Community but the society at large and further empowering Muslims in the educational, social, political and economic front of life. AMP inspires Indian Muslims and their well-wishers to ignite the young brilliance and intellect among us to cater to the need of the Community.  http://www.ampindia.org/

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