The Central Waqf Council (CWC) has decided to provide training to women for their empowerment in the trades of i) Tailoring & Knitting ii) Food Processing iii) Embroidery and iv) Cloth Printing and accordingly, proposals have been invited. The CWC has also decided to provide financial support for coaching of muslim students for competitive examinations for jobs through the coaching centers of Jamia Millia Islamia for 50 students for Civil Services and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh for 100 students i.e. 50 for Civil Services and 50 for SSC-CGL/Bank PO examinations.

The Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing schemes for educational empowerment of notified minorities. Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme provided to minority students studying in class I to X in recognized Government/Private schools. Minimum 30% scholarships are earmarked for girls. To be eligible, student should have secured minimum 50% marks in previous class. Post-matric Scholarship Scheme provided to minority students studying in class XI to Ph.D level in recognized Government/Private schools/Colleges/Institutes. Minimum 30% scholarships are earmarked for girls. To be eligible, students should have secured minimum 50% marks in previous class.

The merit-cum-means scholarship scheme is awarded for pursuing professional and technical courses, at under-graduate and post-graduate levels, in institutions recognized by the appropriate authority. Under the scheme, 30% scholarships are earmarked for girl students. 85 institutes for professional and technical courses have been listed in the scheme; for which full course fee is reimbursed. To be eligible, students should have secured minimum 50% marks in previous class.

Under this Maulana Azad National Fellowship scheme, fellowships in the form of financial assistance is provided to students from minority communities to pursue their higher studies such as M.Phil and Ph.D. 30% fellowships is earmarked for girl/women under the scheme.

Under the Free Coaching & Allied Scheme , free coaching is provided to students belonging to the minority communities for qualifying in entrance examinations for admission in technical/ professional courses such as engineering, law, medical, management, information technology etc. and various Competitive examinations for recruitment to Group ‘A’ , ‘B’ and ‘C’ services in Central and State Governments including public sector undertakings, banks, Railways etc. 30% seats is earmarked for girl/women under the scheme.

The objective of Padho Pardes scheme is to award interest subsidy to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of notified minority communities so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education abroad and enhance their employability. There is 35% earmarking for girl/women students.

Nai Udaan scheme Support to minority candidates clearing Prelims conducted by UPSC/SSC, State Public Service Commission (PSC). – Scheme is to provide financial support to the minority candidates clearing prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission and State Public Service Commissions for preparation of their mains exams.

A comprehensive education and skill development scheme Nai Manzil is for youth belonging to notified Minority Communities aged between 17 to 35 years. The design of the scheme is to support productive employment among Minority youth who do not possess a formal education certification for Class VIII or X. The objective of the Nai Manzil scheme is to improve completion of secondary education and market-driven skills training for targeted youth from Minority communities. Under the Nai Manzil scheme, 30% of the beneficiary seats are earmarked for girl / women candidates.

Ministry of Minority Affairs has been implementing a scheme called “Nai – Roshni. The scheme is for Leadership Development of Minority Women with an aim to empower and instill confidence in women by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, banks and intermediaries at all levels. The scheme is implemented through the selected Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) all over the country. State-wise number of women trained under the scheme during last three years is at Annexure-I.

Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) is implementing Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for girls belonging to minorities. Under this scheme scholarship is provided to girls students for classes 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th. The eligible girls may apply online. The State-wise beneficiaries during the last three years is at Annexure-II. The details of this scheme is available on the website for MAEF i.e. www.maef.nic.in. The details of the various schemes of the Ministry are available on its website i.e. www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.

Annexure-I

No. of Trainees covered under Nai Roshni Scheme

Sr. No.  

States

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Trainees Covered Trainees Covered Trainees Covered
1 Andhra Pradesh 725 750 850
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 0 125
3 Assam 5250 3500 2775
4 Bihar 1675 1000 1825
5 Chattisgarh 575 375 175
6 Delhi 0 750 1150
7 Gujarat 575 0 175
8 Jammu & Kashmir 0 0 550
9 Jharkhand 1575 500 1225
10 Karnataka 1850 1900 1225
11 Kerala 2325 750 350
12 Madhya Pradesh 5450 7375 4050
13 Maharashtra 550 0 425
14 Manipur 575 0 0
15 Meghalaya     125
16 Odisha 1650 1125 475
17 Punjab 0 250 300
18 Rajasthan 1725 1500 1350
19 Sikkim 0 0 175
20 Telangana 0 250 425
21 Tamil Nadu 875 1000 650
22 Uttar pradesh 31225 45975 27825
23 Uttarakhand 1175 1500 1075
24 West Bengal 950 625 175

 

Annexure-II

No. of beneficiaries of Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship implemented by MAEF

Sl.
No.
Name of State/UTs 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Total for 3 Years
(Rs. In lakh)
No. of Girls No. of Girls No. of Girls No. of Girls
1 Andaman & Nicobar 2 9 0 11
2 Andhra Pradesh 1388 601 2299 4288
3 Arunachal Pradesh 2 15 1 18
4 Assam 2332 1136 1850 5318
5 Bihar 4514 1109 8280 13903
6 Chandigarh 9 1 1 11
7 Chattisgarh 18 10 12 40
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 0 1 0 1
9 Delhi 552 434 188 1174
10 Goa 10 3 1 14
11 Gujarat 1570 318 3096 4984
12 Haryana 32 16 44 92
13 Himachal Pradesh 2 3 8 13
14 Jammu & Kashmir 466 931 807 2204
15 Jharkhand 1109 514 1247 2870
16 Karnataka 2729 4367 25139 32235
17 Kerala 6827 5944 20534 33305
18 Lakshadweep 0 1 0 1
19 Madhya Pradesh 1062 372 3686 5120
20 Maharashtra 4001 4090 8383 16474
21 Manipur 62 100 248 410
22 Meghalaya 170 8 0 178
23 Mizoram 1 0 0 1
24 Nagaland 2 26 2 30
25 Odisha 301 171 691 1163
26 Puduchery 16 39 5 60
27 Punjab 250 129 44 423
28 Rajasthan 1343 794 15 2152
29 Tamil Nadu 4077 961 3153 8191
30 Telangana 891 2385 5696 8972
31 Tripura 1 3 19 23
32 Uttar Pradesh 11181 7979 26045 45205
33 Uttarakhand 433 319 530 1282
34 West Bengal 2647 693 2070 5410
  TOTAL 48000 33482 114094 195576

 

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

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