The panel has been asked to recommend steps to remove impediments in improvement of the overall social, educational and economic conditions of the Muslim community and to provide reservation in education and employment to the deserving poor among them, wherever necessary.

As per the terms of reference, the committee, chaired by retired IAS officer G Sudhir, would collate data, conduct intensive study/survey to report on the income and educational levels and percentage of Muslims in employment in government/ quasi government/private sector, according to a government order.
    
The panel, which has been asked to submit report within six months, would also report on literacy rate, health indicators, availability of government welfare infrastructure and institutional mechanism in Muslim-dominated areas.

Meanwhile, the government has also constituted a Commission of Inquiry to study and prepare a comprehensive report on the relative increase in population of scheduled tribes in the state and their social and economic backwardness.
    
This panel has also been tasked to examine the representations of 'Valmiki Boya' and 'Khaithi Lambada' communities for their inclusion in ST category.
    
Chaired by retired IAS officer S Chellappa, the committee would report within six months on the social, educational and economic conditions of STs, their income, educational levels and health indicators.

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