New Delhi: There has been a considerable decline in the number of minorities working in government and semi-government organization.

After following the recommendations of Sachar committee, there had been a significant increase in the number of new recruitments in the government departments. However, the number has started going down. Taking the fact in to account, the government has started their efforts to trace the reasons behind the declining number.

Between 2006 and 2009, there was a noteworthy increase in the number of government recruitments of minorities. The minority recruitment in 2006-07 was recorded at 6.90 percent. It went up to 8.32 percent in 2007-8. In 2008-09, it further increased to 9.24 percent.

However, in 2009-10, minority recruitment in government and semi-government departments went down to 7.28 percent.
Sources said the decreasing number of minorities share in Government jobs forced the Centre to think seriously on it. Therefore, the Cabinet Secretariat has directed Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to trace out the reasons.

Earlier, the Centre on the recommendations of Sachar Committee had instructed to provide adequate opportunities for minorities in all government and semi-government jobs.

DoPT had issued directions in this regard to the concerned departments and ministries in 2007. 

JPN/Bureau