Evaluate the schemes for minorities

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF MINORITY AFFAIRS 

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1969
 TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.09.2020 

EVALUATION OF SCHEMES FOR MINORITIES 
SCHEMES FOR MINORITIES

†1969. SHRI KANAKMAL KATARA: 

Will the Minister of MINORITY AFFAIRS be pleased to state: 

(a) whether the Government proposes to evaluate the schemes to ensure the delivery of special facilities to the real and eligible beneficiaries to the minorities in Rajasthan and if so, the details thereof; 

(b) whether the Government proposes to provide special facility on the basis of need/eligibility and if so, the details thereof; 

(c) the details regarding the expenditure incurred on the different works in the Banswara and Dungarpur districts; and 

( d) whether the Government proposes to change the standard to grant minority status and if so, the details thereof? 

ANSWER 

MINISTER OF MINORITY AFFAIRS 
(SHRI MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI) 

(a) & (b): Schemes being implemented by Ministry of Minority Affairs are evaluated , from time to time, by independent agency to find out the impact of the schemes across the country including Rajasthan, on the welfare and development of minorities and to ensure that, wherever necessary, further refinements in the schemes are carried out so as to make the schemes more effective and to provide access to the eligible persons belonging to the six 

notified minority communities. Further performance under the schemes is also monitored on a continuous basis to ensure that the desired outcome in terms of all round development of the notified minorities is achieved. 

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(c): The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK), a Central Sponsored Scheme, in 1300 identified Minority Concentration Areas (MCAs) of the country with the objective to develop socio-economic infrastructure and basic amenities for the welfare of the people living in the Area. The MCAs have been identified on the basis of concentration of minority population i.e. 25% or more and backwardness in terms of socio-economic and/or basic amenity indicators as compared to national average. Projects under PMJVK are formulated by the State Governments/UT Administrations on the basis of requirement of the MCA. 

The Ministry has so far sanctioned projects of Rs.708.18 lakh having Central Share of Rs.429.89 lakhs in Banswara district of Rajasthan. The type of projects sanctioned are 25 – Additional Classrooms, 1 Common Service Centre, 1 Degree College, 1 Teaching Aid, 2 – Toilets in School. Dungarpur district is not an identified MCA under the PMJVK scheme. However, the feasibility of project proposal from Districts which are not identified as MCA may be explored through Cluster of Village (CoVs) approach. 

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(d) As per Section 2 (c) of the NCM Act, “minority”, for the purposes of this Act, means a community notified as such by the Central Government. So far, six communities viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains, have been notified as minority communities by the Central Govt. There is no proposal to change the standard to grant minority status at present. 

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