Vinit Wahi / New Delhi
The Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that better and honest implementation of schemes for minorities at ground level was ‘more important than announcing new schemes’. Naqvi said that he has directed the officials of Ministry of Minority Affairs to reach out to the people at ground level to take stock of implementation of various schemes and programmes run by the Ministry.
Inaugurating a workshop of Inspecting Authorities of Maulana Azad Education Foundation, here he said that under the NDA Government, transparency is the parameter of progress of poor and needy.
The minister said that Ministry of Minority Affairs has completely gone online/digital. This digital system has not left any space for middlemen. It has ensured that fruits of development are reaching directly to every needy of the society. Various scholarships are being given directly into banks accounts of students. Be it welfare and developmental schemes or Haj affairs, our Ministry has ensured complete transparency.
He said that we will utilise the services of about 280 Inspecting Authorities of Maulana Azad Education Foundation to keep a close eye on implementation of various MaEF programmes as well as various schemes of Ministry of Minority Affairs. These Inspecting Authorities will be acting as “watchdog” for our welfare schemes. These Inspecting Authorities include retired high-level experienced government officials and people working in education field. They will immensely benefit the Ministry in better implementation of the schemes.
The workshop was organised specially for equipping the Inspecting Authorities with the knowledge about various schemes of Ministry of Minority Affairs and procedure of the financial assistance provided by Ministry to NGOs and other institutions for implementation of the schemes.
These Inspecting Authorities give their recommendations based on their findings for sanctioning grant-in-aid by MaEF. The grant-in-aid is sanctioned on the basis of the recommendations and reports of these Inspecting Authorities after inspection of institutions.xxx