SP govt in UP likely to bring resolution on its commitment to implement Sachar Committee recommendations

SP govt in UP likely to bring resolution on its commitment to implement Sachar Committee recommendations

images (9)Lucknow, Aug 16 - The Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh is likely to bring a `Sankalp’ (resolution) in the monsoon session of the state assembly reaffirming its commitment for the implementation of the Sachar Committee recommendations over the Multi Sectoral Development Plan (MSDP). The move is intent to give a political impetus to the Samajwadi Party to garner Minority Community support in the coming 2017 assembly polls and fulfill the promises made in the poll manifesto in the 2012 assembly elections. The Sachar committee report is under implementation in Uttar Pradesh for last over eight years since 2007-08 and the thrust of the resolution is likely to be on providing reservation to the Muslims in government jobs. The implementation of the MSDP commenced in UP from 2007-08 and provision of Rs 1,015 crore was made in the 11th Five Year Plan by the Centre. Official sources here today said the resolution to be moved in the state assembly by Minority Affairs Minister Mohammad Azam Khan will be a statement of intent of the government to implement the report which includes 20 per cent reservation to the state's 18 per cent Muslim population. The reservation will be not just in government jobs, but in tenders and state government’s schemes too. According to sources, the minority welfare department is preparing a blueprint for the implementation of the Sachar committee recommendation and the same will be unveiled during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the state Assembly. The blueprint will focus on improving the educational standards of Muslims and emphasis will be on upgrading schools in Muslim-dominated areas. Separate secondary schools will be opened for Muslim girls from Classes 9 to 12 and the majority of the teachers in these schools will be women. "We understand the Muslim girls are not too comfortable in interacting with male teachers and majority of the girls drop out of school that have co-education," said an official in the department. The state government is also mulling the idea of introducing Urdu as a medium of instruction at the primary level in schools that have a large number of Muslim students. The Akhilesh Yadav government further plans to provide hostel facilities to students in major institutions. Besides, the government will appoint more Muslims as assistant teachers in school. "We are also negotiating with banks to enable easy educational loans for Muslim students so that bright students from the community can attain higher education," the official added.

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