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Performance of Maha’s ministry of minorities affairs in 2010

Mumbai: Maharashtra’s minister of minorities affairs, Muhammad Arif Naseem Khan said while talking to media persons that a total of 3300 Muslim youths were given training in different districts of the state for recruitment in police department of whom 500 and another 100 i.e., 600 persons were employed in state’s police department in the year 2010 which is a record in a year.

In addition to this, a total of 44 ITI centres were opened in different cities of the state this year for providing short-term job oriented training with which about 5000 Muslim youths are deriving benefits. He said that Muslim boy and girl students were finding it difficult to get admission in government-run ITI training centres.

Hence this year state government’s minorities department issued an official order under which 10 percent reservation for their admission in the training centres of Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Kolhapur was made compulsory. Accordingly, at present 50 Muslim boy and girl students are getting professional training in these centres and it is hoped that out of these 50 students quite a good number will be successful in IAS examinations and soon this state will have the honour of providing Muslim IAS officers, like UP and Bihar, to the country.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2011 on page no. 22

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