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Government firm on setting up Equal Opportunity Commission: Khurshid


New Delhi : Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Monday told parliament that the government is committed to establishing an Equal Opportunity Commission and is examining the recommendations of the expert group regarding its structure and functions.

“An Equal Opportunity Commission will be set up by the government. The report of the expert group to study and recommend the structure and functions of an Equal Opportunity Commission has been examined and the matter is presently under consideration of the government,” Khurshid told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Khurshid also said that his ministry has selected five schemes for the welfare of the minorities under its 100-day agenda. The schemes aim to enable the deprived section of population, including the minority communities, and create an efficient waqf administration that could generate resources for the welfare of the Muslim community.

The minister said that the government plans to expand the educational and economic opportunities for the disadvantaged section of minorities through a number of existing and new schemes for which an allocation of Rs. 1,740 crore has been made.