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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Empowering the Minorities

Dated 8th December 2000


1. Prof. Mushirul Hassan, 139, Uttarakhand, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110067
2. Representative, National Commission for Minorities,
5th Floor Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003.
3. Representative, Department of Health, Nirman Bhawan New Delhi -110001. Member
4. Representative, Department of Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi -110001. Member
5. Representative, Department of Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy
Red Cross Building, New Delhi -110001.
6. Representative, Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001.
7. Representative, Ministry of Labour, Shram Shakti Bhavan, New Delhi –110001. Member
8. Representative, Deptt. of Rural Development, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi -110001. Member
9. Representative, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Krishi Bhavan,
New Delhi -110001.
10. Representative, Department of Women and Child Development, Shastri Bhavan,
New Delhi -110001.
11. Representative, Ministry of Urban Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi –110001.
12. Representative, BC and TO Division, Planning Commission, New Delhi -110001. Member
13. Representative, Office of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India,
40 A.M Jha Marg, Allahabad - 211002.
14. Special Secretary, Minorities Welfare and Wakf Division-3,
Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow - 226001.
15. Secretary, Deptt. of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development
Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram - 500022.
16. Secretary, Deptt. of Social Justice and Empowerment,
Government of Gujarat, Gandhi Nagar - 382010.
17. Secretary Deptt. of Welfare for SCs, STs , OBCs and Minorities,
Government of Chattisgarh, Raipur.
18. Secretary, Deptt. of Welfare for SCs, STs, OBCs and Minorities,
Government of Jharkhand, Ranchi.
19. Secretary, Deptt of Social Welfare, Government of Jammu and Kashmir,
Civil Secretariat, Jammu.
20. Representative, National Minorities Development and Finance Corporations
Jhandewalan, New Delhi.
21. Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed, Centre for Political Studies School of Social Sciences,
Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi -110067.
22. Representative, Garuduara Prabandhak Committee, Raqub Ganj Gurudwara
New Delhi - 110001.
2i, Prof. Ravinder K. Jain, Centre for Study of Social Systems School of Social Sciences
Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi -110067.
24. Archbishop of Delhi, Gol Dak Khana, New Delhi. Member
25. Representative, Ladakh Buddist Association, Leh - Ladakh. Member
26. Joint Secretary In-charge of Minorities
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi - 110001.

Terms of Reference:

  1. to review the existing approach, strategies and priorities; the on-going policies and programmes and their implementation for empowering the Minorities and suggest rationalization, minimization of the on-going related programmes and effective inter-sectoral convergence;
  2. to identify neglected areas and groups; gaps, weakness and bottlenecks in the implementation; and take note of the persisting and emerging problems-situations related lo welfare, protection, development and empowerment of Minorities in the changing scenario and suggest necessary interventions;
  3. to review the implementation of the existing legislations related to Minorities and mechanisms for their enforcement and suggest corrective measures;
  4. to review the functioning of the existing Institutional Arrangements both at the Central and State levels for implementation of policies and programmes for empowering Minorities and suggest measures to make them more effective;
  5. to review and assess the involvement of Panchayati Raj Institutions/Local Self Government Bodies and NGOs in the implementation of programmes for empowering Minorities, and suggest measures for their effective involvement in the planning process ; and
  6. to review the physical and financial achievements in relation lo the targets fixed under various programmes for Minorities during the Ninth Plan and project programme-wise requirements, both physical and financial for empowering the Minorities during the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07).

The Chairman of the Working Group, if necessary, may constitute Sub-Groups on any specific area / problem and also co-opt additional Members.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with meetings of the Working Group will be borne by the parent Department/Ministry Organization to which the officers belong. Non-official members will be entitled TA/DA as admissible to Grade-I Officers of the Government of India and this will be paid by the Planning Commission.

The Working Group shall submit its Report positively by 30th April. 2001.