A total of 9,303 appointments were made against the post for people of Minority communities, i.e 8.5 percent of the total recruitments in the country, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

According to the statement , 651 people from Minority communities were recruited by the Central government ministries, departments and attached offices in the last fiscal.

Similarly, public sector banks and financial institutions hired 5,572 people belonging to Minority communities and para military forces recruited 2,303 such people.

The department of post recruited 777 people belonging to such communities in the last fiscal.

However, there was no data available regarding such recruitment in the pubic sector undertaking.

As per the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992, Minority communities include Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains.


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