New Delhi: The ministry of minority affairs has shot off another letter to the private sector, asking them to help generate employment for minorities. The move comes close on the heels of the Centre reportedly asking all its departments to report recruitment of minorities.
In a letter to apex business chambers, the ministry has asked for data relating to emerging jobs in the private sector so that specific schemes can be formulated to make the minorities employable. “A list of such jobs, which have emerged/are emerging in the private sector after liberalization of the economy may kindly be sent to this ministry to enable us to formulate appropriate schemes for the welfare of minority communities,” the letter said.
The government is believed to have asked concerned bodies to scrupulously observe the guidelines to make selection panels more representative.
The report also asked departments to submit half-yearly and annual reports, giving details of the minorities hired as against the number of total vacancies.
Commenting on these initiatives, Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Venugopal Dhoot said the Prime Minister should appoint a high-level committee to examine the feasibility of reservation in the private sector, based on economic criteria.
Meanwhile, according to sources, the ministry of social justice and empowerment has sought the opinion of the law ministry on how reservation in the private sector can be made mandatory with a Constitutional amendment.