Maharashtra has several welfare scheme for minority groups  

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Mumbai,21.June.19: Minority Development Minister Vinod Tawde has informed the Legislative Council that various welfare schemes are being implemented by the government to bring the minorities from financial, social and educational development to the mainstream of the state’s economy.

He was replying the instruction about the reservation of Muslim community raised by member Dr. Wajahat Mirza.

Mr. Tawde further said that training for various competitive examinations and vocational courses under Maulana Azad Free Tutoring Scheme for training of youth of minority groups is provided for the promotion of vocational training. In addition, Police Recruitment Examination Training Program is also implemented in the police recruitment to achieve successes for minority candidates. Employment-oriented fee-reimbursement scheme for business-oriented training, women’s self-help group scheme and pre-matric scholarship scheme, post-matric scholarship scheme, merit cum mins for educational development of students are implemented by the central government. The State Government has implemented a scholarship scheme for minority students of higher state and after 12th standard in all the curriculum. Apart from this, hostels have been started for children and girls having higher education in the minority community, out of which, hostels have been started for girls in 19 different places. So the hostel work is going on at 9 places. Apart from this, the work of hostels has been started in six places for minority children.

Leader of Opposition Dhananjay Munde, Member, Mr. Khwaja Beg, Sharad Ranpise, Hemant Takle, Jogendra Kawade took part in this discussion.