State minorities development minister Naseem Khan on Monday asked officials to give priority to people from the minority communities for government and semi-government jobs.
Observing that the representation of the minorities in such jobs continued to be low, Khan said that instructions to give jobs to minorities on priority had been issued to the state administration.
He said that ‘better representation to minorities in government and semi government jobs’ was part of a 15-point programme spelt out by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
All states have been asked to implement this programme.
Apparently taken aback by BSP chief Mayawati successfully pushing the quota in promotion bill, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav sought to counter it in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by making a strong pitch for reservation in government jobs for Muslims. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Yadav contended that the plight of the … Continue reading »
India / Education: Muslim, Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes identities have impact on the probability of over education study finds
In their analysis Anirban Mukherjee and Sourabh Bikas Paul Community identity and skill mismatch: A study on Indian labour market “characterize skill mismatch in Indian labor market” and assess “the role of community identity in explaining the existence of skill mismatch measured by the difference between a laborer’s education level and the educational requirement of a job (s)he is … Continue reading »
“ Has wider access to education increased social mobility in India? writes Hasan Suroor in Education is a necessary but not a sufficient basis for social mobility on thehindu.com. She interviews Oxford academic Craig Jeffrey, ‘a fellow and tutor in Geography at St. John’s College, who speaks fluent Hindi and Urdu’ and ‘who spent several … Continue reading »
Muslims who make 13% of country’s population regularly complain of facing an anti-Muslim bias in various walks of life. Shaikh Azizur Rahman reports on those who secretly adopt Hindu names and dress styles to improve their lot in a Hindu-dominated … . Indian Muslims pose as Hindus to get jobs . http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-10-31/indian-muslims-pose-as-hindus-to-get-jobs/1038846
In an effort to help the millions of disabled in India earn a livelihood with dignity, Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD), an International NGO that supports disabled people 52 countries has designed a unique portal dedicated to facilitate recruitment for persons with disability. The portal named Jobability.org will cater to people with visual, hearing, speech, loco … Continue reading »