Ministry of Minority Affairs
24 MAR 2022 4:10PM by PIB Delhi
Reservation for the Poor Students of Minority Communities

The Government by the act of Parliament enacted the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) Act, 2014 to constitute National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions and to provide for matters  connected therewith.  There is no provision for reservation for poor minority students under the NCMEI Act, 2014. However, the minority educational institutions are established primarily for the educational empowerment of the notified minority communities and also the State Government can prescribe percentage of the minority community to be admitted in a minority educational institution.

The Ministry of Minority Affairs also implements programmes/schemes for educational empowerment of students from the economically weaker & disadvantaged sections of the six (6) centrally notified minority communities namely Buddhist, Christians, Jains, Muslims, Parsis and Sikhs. The educational schemes/programmes implemented by the Ministry in brief are as under:-

(1) Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme.

(2) Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme – Provides fellowships in the form of financial assistance.

(3) Naya Savera – Free Coaching and Allied Scheme – The Scheme aims to provide free coaching to students/candidates belonging to minority communities for qualifying in entrance examinations of technical/ medical professional courses and various Competitive examinations.

(4) Padho Pardesh – Scheme of interest subsidy to students of minority communities on educational loans for overseas higher studies.

(5) Nai Udaan – Support for students clearing Prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), State Public Service Commission (PSC) Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc.

(6) Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) implements education related schemes as follows: – (a) Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Meritorious Girls belonging to the economically weaker sections of Minorities (b) Bridge Course for Madrasa students & school dropouts.

(7) Scheme for Providing Education to Madrasas/Minorities (SPEMM), is an Umbrella scheme which comprises of two sub-schemes namely “Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM)” and “Infrastructure Development in Minority Institutes (IDMI)”.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


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Ministry of Minority Affairs
24 MAR 2022 4:06PM by PIB Delhi
Waqf  Properties

This Ministry is implementing two schemes namely i) Qaumi Waqf Board Taraqqiati Scheme (QWBTS) and ii) Shahari Waqf Sampatti Vikas Yojana (SWSVY) through Central Waqf Council (CWC). Under QWBTS, financial assistance is provided to SWBs for deployment of manpower viz. Assistant  Programmer, GIS-Digitization supervisor, Mutation Assistants, Mutawalli Change Support Assistant, Mutawalli Return Support Assistant, Leasing Support Assistant, Litigation Tracking Support Assistant, Zonal Waqf Officers, Survey Assistant and Data Entry Operator, setting up of Video Conferencing Facility, maintenance of Centralized Computing Facility (CCF) & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution for better administration of SWBs. A dedicated online portal called WAMSI (Waqf Assets Management System of India) has also developed by this Ministry for management/tracking of litigation pertaining to Waqfs, computerization & digitization of records of Waqf properties, Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping of Waqf properties to prevent encroachment. So far records of 7,94,875 (Seven Lakh Ninety Four Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Five) immovable Waqf properties have been entered in WAMSI Registration Module and GIS Mapping of 2,44,006 (Two Lakh Forty Four Thousand and Six) Waqf properties have been done. For the first time 3,32,344 (Three Lakh Thirty Two Thousand Three Hundred and Forty Four) records of Waqf estates have been digitized. Under SWSVY, interest free loan is provided to Waqf Institutions/Waqf Boards for taking up economically viable projects on the urban Waqf land such as commercial complexes, marriage halls, hospitals, cold storages etc.

Central Waqf Council a Statutory Body under this Ministry,  proposes to set up Common Service Centers (CSCs) in selected SWBs. The CSCs will be run through Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs). Maximum Assistance amounting to Rs.10.00 lakh per year may be provided to each PIA. The aim of CSCs is to provide benefit to Muslim children including girls who belong to poor and underprivileged sections by providing online facilities in the process of admission viz. submission of application, uploading of documents etc.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


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