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  1. 9.2 lakh minority community members employed with Centre till March: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

9.2 lakh minority community members employed with Centre till March: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

A total of 9.2 lakh minority community members were employed with Central government and its institutions/enterprises as on March this year, Lok Sabha was informed today.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 23, 2016 5:08 PM
mukhtar-abbas-naqvi-l-pti There are six minority communities: Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains. (Source: PTI)

A total of 9.2 lakh minority community members were employed with Central government and its institutions/enterprises as on March this year, Lok Sabha was informed today. Replying to a query in this regard, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said 9,20,641 persons belonging to minority communities were employed with 16 central ministries/department in A, B, C and D groups as on March 31, 2016. Of these, 14,644 were employed during 2015-16.

“The data on recruitment of minorities in Central government shows steady increase in the representation of minorities from 6.24 per cent in the year 2011-12 to 8.56 per cent in 2014-15 (for 79 Central Ministries/departments),” Naqvi said.

There are six minority communities: Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains.

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