Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan has said in an interview that the Jain community will be added to the list of national minority communities and the government will be included in the Equal Opportunity Commission.
New Delhi, January 7, 2014: The Central government is set to create an Equal Opportunity Commission as recommended by the Sachar Committee, Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said in an exclusive interview.
Khan also said the Jain community will be added to the list of national minority communities. The minister said the Equal Opportunity Commission draft was with the Union Cabinet and it would be made into a law soon.
Khan said all minorities would be covered and the commission would have legal teeth.
Any member of any minority community who felt discriminated against could complain to the Equal Opportunity Commission, he said.
Jains would also be included under the National Minority Act, Khan said.
The attorney general and the Law Ministry have cleared the proposal and a note has been sent to the Prime Minister’s Office, he said. – News Courtesy: Indiatoday.in