9.2 lakh minorities employed with Centre till March: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge).

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 23, 2016 6:16 pm
minorities india, india minorities, minorities and govt jobs, minorities in govt, mukhtar abbas naqvi, minority job prospects, india news Minority Affairs Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the data on recruitment of minorities in Central government shows steady increase in the representation of minorities.

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 on Wednesday.

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.