By: Express News Service|Mumbai |
Released: August 1, 2020 2: 15: 29 am
These training programs are run by NGOs identified by the federal government, which invests a cumulative Rs 1.5 crore every year to run such centres in all the 36 districts. (Representational)
The decision by the federal government to offer pre-recruitment training to students of the minority neighborhood to assist them clear police entryway examinations in only 14 districts of Maharashtra has actually been questioned by activists, who have actually required that the scheme should cover the entire state.
” All districts ought to supply coaching to minority students. Of the 36 districts, training will be supplied this year just in 14 districts where the Muslim population is less,” stated former minority commission chairman Naseem Siddiqui.
The said plan has functioned in Maharashtra because 2009 and was implemented as part of the Prime Minister’s 15- point programme for minorities. The scheme requires providing training to youth from the minority community to split the composed and physical examinations of police entryway exams.
These training programs are run by NGOs recognized by the government, which spends a cumulative Rs 1.5 crore every year to run such centres in all the 36 districts.
For the year 2020-21, however, just 14 such training centres will be established in Wardha, Gadchiroli, Amravati, Nanded, Jalna, Pune, Yuvatmal, Parbhani, Solapur, Aurangabad, Buldhan, Nashik, Beed and Akola. For the year 2019-20, too, 12 districts had actually been identified.
” The Majority Of NGOs that have been entrusted with running these programs are not run by members of the minority community. The state requires to make sure that NGOs run by minorities are provided a possibility to run these programs to increase their performance,” social activist M A Khalid stated.
State minority advancement department authorities stated that the districts were selected based upon the interest revealed by NGOs to run the program. “An ad was released and those who reacted and satisfied the requisite requirements were asked to run this program. All standards were followed while recognizing these NGOs,” a senior official said.
While the federal government has actually stopped providing data on the religious composition of the police force because 2014, the National Crime Records Bureau records for 2014 reveals that Muslims make up just 3.81 per cent of Maharashtra’s police.
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