Nagpur: Maharashtra minister Dilip Kamble on Wednesday told the state Legislative Council that Minorities Directorate would be set up in the state within a month. He informed the House that the structure of the directorate has been finalised and it would be set up soon after the cabinet gives its nod.
The Minister of State for Minority Affairs also said that the state is soon likely to receive from the Centre the funds saved after the scrapping of Haj subsidy, which would be used for the education of the minority children. He was replying to the issues concerning minorities raised by MLCs Khwaja Baig, Anand Thakur, Husnabanu Khalife, Jogendra Kawade, Girish Vyas and Haribhau Rathod and Neelam Gorhe.
The members pointed out that the vacant top posts in bodies like Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation (MAMFDC), Maharashtra State Board of Wakfs, Maharashtra State Haj Committee, Maharashtra State Urdu Academy and Maharashtra State Minorities Commission, was hampering the implementation of different schemes for the minorities.