Financial Assistance Scheme – The Ministry of Minority Affairs has announced that this year a new Financial Assistance Scheme is being started for the minority poor women. Under this scheme, they will be given Rs 51,000 for marriage. In addition, it has also been decided to construct 200 schools, 25 colleges and five international institutes for the minorities across the country.
Details of Financial Assistance Scheme
A meeting of the governing body of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation, which was working under the Ministry in Delhi on Thursday, was held. These plans were approved at this meeting.
Minority Welfare Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that at present the Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship is given for girls of minority communities. These scholarships are given in the ninth class so that they can complete their studies.
Ministry has decided that the scope of this scholarship will be extended. Under this scholarship, Rs 51 thousand will be given separately to girls. The students will have to make fixed deposits in the bank. They will be able to use this money at the time of their graduation after marriage. It can also be understood as a wedding omen.
Naqvi says that these scholarships are only for poor students. Some poor parents do not add money to their daughter’s wedding. These plans have been made so that they do not get rid of their daughter’s education in the middle of the affair to add money to their marriage.
Along with this plan, the report on educational backwardness of minority community has also been accepted by the ministry on Thursday. This report was created by Committee on the Establishment of Educational Institution for Educationally Backward Minority.
This committee was formed by the government in February this year. The committee has recommended that 200 schools in 90 minority-dominated districts across the country should be created. Also, a college will be created in every state. And at least five international level educational institutes should be created so that the minorities can directly benefit.
The special thing is that in these institutes 40 per cent reservation will be given to girls. Due to a legal obligation, the government has not made any provision for reservation for minorities in these institutions. But these institutions will be opened at a place where the minority’s population is high.
Talat Ahmad, a member of the committee and Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia told that minority students will be able to enroll themselves in greater numbers when the institutions are in the minority dominated area.
Naqvi said that it is difficult to say when the plan will start but some buildings have been marked to form the school. Work on these will start soon. It is worth mentioning that many such schemes were created after the Sachar committee report in the previous government but they have never been implemented.