Delegation led by Maulana Mohd. Sajid Rashidi, president All India Imam Association, met me at Antyodaya Bhawan today.Positive discussion held on various development issues of Muslim community especially educational empowerment
Addressed 32nd All India Haj Conference at Scope Complex, New Delhi today.Haj pilgrims facilities are our top priority. Saudi Arabia Govt, Haj Committee of India, other agencies working on Haj 2017 preparations.There is active consideration on sending Haj pilgrims through sea route also.
Delegation of Andhra Pradesh leaders and Haj Committee members met me at Antyodaya Bhawan today, discussed Minority and Haj issues of the state.
Today met Saudi Arab Ambassador H.E Dr Saud Mohd Al sati at Antyodaya Bhawan, positive discussion held on Haj 2017.Through H.E Dr Al sati, I expressed thanks to Saudi Arab Govt for increasing India s Haj quota by about 34,000.I also discussed reviving option of sending Haj pilgrims via sea route also from India in coming days.
Discussed on progress of various welfare schemes in a review meeting with officials of Minority Affairs Ministry at Antyodaya Bhawan today. Programmes-schemes related to education, employment, development & empowerment are being implemented effectively.
Launched The Parsis of India Continuing at the crossroads book at Mumbai today.This book will give details about tradition and other information about Parsi community. It will also be useful for academicians, researchers.
Met UP Ministers Shri Baldev Aulakh (Minority Welfare), Shri Mohsin Raza (Haj,Waqf) & senior officials of minority welfare in Lucknow today. Discussed various schemes for Minorities' empowerment
Today offered Chadar of PM Shri Narendra Modi at Ajmer Sharif Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
The Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi addressing the Conference of State Secretaries, Minority Affairs, in New Delhi on March 24, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Shri Ameising Luikham is also seen.
Inaugurated Hunar Haat, spectacular exhibition of traditional art-skills of master artisans at Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Cannaught Place. People can have a glimpse of exquisite crafts and traditional Indian cuisines at Hunar Haat from 11 to 26 February.
About the Ministry
The Ministry of Minority Affairs was carved out of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and created on 29th January, 2006 to ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the notified minority communities namely Muslim, Christian, Budhist, Sikhs, Parsis and Jain. The mandate of the Ministry includes formulation of overall policy and planning, coordination, evaluation and review of the regulatory framework and development programmes for the benefit of the minority communities.
Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has assumed the office as a Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Minority Affairs on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in New Delhi.
Shri Ameising Luikham is the Secretary of the Ministry. The Secretary is assisted by Four Joint Secretaries and a Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (additional charge). The Ministry has a sanctioned strength of 118 Officers/Staff.